CLAYTON, Calif. (KGO) --
Friday, a middle school math and science teacher was arrested and police
say he has confessed to a number of sex crimes with a student.
Neighbors and fellow teachers are in shock.
Last week, the parents of the young woman in this case
called Clayton and Walnut Creek police regarding the suspected abuse.
After a week long investigation, police decided they had enough evidence
to arrest Cotrell. At about noon Walnut Creek police officers
came to Diablo View Middle School in Clayton. They took 41-year-old
science and math teacher Bruce Cottrell out of class. Officers then
brought him into another room away from students and arrested him.
"He confessed to the several allegations and then at that time he was
taken to Contra Costa County Martinez detention facility," said Walnut
Creek Police Sgt. Tom Cashion. He faces multiple charges of
In: Other News
Tags: middle school math and science teacher, sex crimes, NEA, National Education Association, Pedophiles, AFT American Federation of Teachers, teachers unions, public school teachers
Location: Clayton, California, United States (load item map)
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