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* Piedmont High School 17-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted by a substitute employee at Witter Field

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Police are investigating allegations that a 17-year-old girl was assaulted by a substitute employee for the Piedmont Unified School District, the district’s superintendent said today. Superintendent Connie Hubbard said in a statement that the incident allegedly occurred last Sunday at Witter Field, which serves Piedmont High School, Piedmont Middle School and Wildwood Elementary School.

Hubbard said, “I understand that information about the allegations and police investigation is deeply concerning to our parents, staff and students. However, I must stress that until the investigation is complete, we are dealing with allegations.” Hubbard did not specify the nature of the alleged assault.

She said the substitute employee is a Piedmont resident. She said, “I want to stress to our entire school community that this matter has my full attention, and that my priority is to continue to ensure that students and community members are safe and secure on all District sites, including Witter Field.I am also committed to protecting the privacy interests of the teen and adult directly involved in the investigation.

“Hubbard said, “The district intends to cooperate fully with the Piedmont Police Department as the investigation proceeds. Please help the district assist the Police Department by not complicating the process with rumors or misstatements. The superintendent said people with questions or concerns should contact her office by email at [email protected] or call her at (510) 594-2614.Police said today that they are not commenting on their investigation.

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