HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Police say they've arrested the vice principal of a Southern California high school following accusations that she had sexual relationships with current and former students.
Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart says 45-year-old Erin Henton, vice principal at Tahquitz (TAH'-quits) High School, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual battery, oral copulation and other crimes.
The incidents are believed to have happened off campus, over a period of several months. The Los Angeles Times reports that as many as three boys may have been involved.
Henton had been under investigation since March 8, the same day she was placed on administrative leave by the school.
Police say one of the boy's parents discovered the relationship and reported it to authorities.
The Hemet Unified School District released a statement saying it "takes these situations very seriously" and has made the proper personnel moves to keep students safe.
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