A teacher at an Elk Grove high school is under arrest following allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct between himself and a 17-year-old.

It is the seventh such incident to happen within the Elk Grove Unified School District within the past two years, district administrators said Wednesday.

The school district responded with a letter to community members and parents.

Community Letter - May 2017 by Harvey Ward on Scribd

John Richard Young, 53, of Sacramento was a teacher at Sheldon High School and the allegations stem from incidents that happened more than a year ago, said Elk Grove police investigators.

Police became aware of the allegations on March 16 and an investigation was then launched, police said.

Young was arrested on May 2 at his home on a felony warrant.

The school district has responded to seven incidents of sexual misconduct with the past two years, including two at Sheldon High School, according to a district statement released Wednesday:

  • Sheldon High School (John (Juan) Young 5/2/17)
  • Cosumnes Oaks High School (Name withheld 4/20/17)
  • Marion Mix (Chris Navarette 2/24/17) - Crossing Guard through Independent Contractor
  • Prairie Elementary (Eric Echols-Gollas 9/16/16)
  • Prairie Elementary (Chris Kinney 12/14/16) - Volunteer
  • Sheldon HS (John Misplay 3/18/16)
  • Florin High School (Rudy Beuhler 4/8/16?