Former grade school teacher accused of sexual relationship with student

By Joseph Serna
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A former Simi Valley elementary school teacher was due in court Wednesday on charges she had an unlawful relationship with a student.

Malia Brooks, 32, who worked at Garden Grove Elementary, was arrested by Simi Valley police Tuesday on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a child under 14 years old, KTLA reported.

She was being held in lieu of $2-million bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department records show.

Officials with the Simi Valley Unified School District alerted police in February, telling authorities the relationship between the student and Brooks had been going on for four months, the Ventura County Star reported.

Brooks has since resigned from the district, KTLA reported.

Article Appeared @http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-simi-valley-teacher-20130612,0,6258169.story

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