Whitney High School Teacher Suspected Of Sexual Relationship With Student

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Whitney High School teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student at the school.

Rocklin Police detectives served a search warrant at Matthew Yamamoto’s residence Monday morning and subsequently arrested the teacher, 33, for child molestation and for arranging for a meeting with a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act.

Police received information on Saturday regarding an unlawful intimate relationship between a Whitney High School teacher and a juvenile female student at the school.

Yamamoto was booked into the Placer County Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail.

On Wednesday night, Yamamoto was scheduled to be honored as one of two Teachers of the Year by the Rocklin Unified School District Board of Trustees, according to the board’s agenda.

According to his personal website, Yamamota is from Santa Rosa and graduated from UC Davis. He teaches physics courses at Whitney High and also taught at Winters High School for a year.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are seeking information regarding possible additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Neil Costa (916) 625-5441.

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