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Orinda Teacher Arrested For “Unlawful Relationship” With Two Students While At Acalanes High School

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On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at about 6:30 PM, Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff arrested 54-year-old Kyle Ann Wood at her home in Pleasant Hill.

The Lafayette Police Department, assisted by the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division, recently began an investigation into Wood after receiving reports of alleged inappropriate and unlawful relationships between Wood and two minors. The crimes occurred between 1996-1998. The victims were students at Acalanes High School where Wood was a teacher.

One alleged victim reportedly approached authorities with her story late last year, with an investigation initiated at that time. The second victim died in the years following the alleged assault.

Wood is currently a teacher at Miramonte High School in Orinda, where she teaches art and P.E. classes.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed felony sex charges against Wood. She was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility and is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing. The Lafayette Police Department is asking anyone with additional information regarding this case to contact detectives at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234 or email Sergeant T. Rossberg at tross@so.cccounty.us.


  1. that’s a long time ago. I hope and pray there aren’t any more victims and that the kids who were victimized are getting appropriate help.

    • Remember, a new law just went into affect that allows any old case to now come forward and make claim and file suit for any past sexual abuses.

      • Under the new law, you can file a claim up to age forty. It was twenty six in the past. Finally, a law that Newsom passes that I agree with.

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