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Oxnard Mayor Accused of Battering Student

OXNARD, Calif. (KTLA) — Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, who is also a high school teacher is being investigated on accusations that he battered a student.

flynn-picOxnard police were contacted by a woman last Wednesday who said her daughter had “been battered” by a teacher at Pacifica High School after a classroom dispute.

When the teacher was identified as Flynn, Oxnard police asked the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to take over the investigation to avoid any conflicts.

Sheriff’s officials confirmed to the Ventura County Star that there is an active investigation.

However, they declined to provide additional details until all witnesses have been interviewed.

The results of the investigation will be submitted to the district attorney for any possible charges.

Flynn was not arrested. He stayed home a few days last week as a precaution, said Oxnard Union High School District Superintendent Gabe Soumakian.

He was brought back to work based on what the school’s principal determined, according to Soumakian.

Flynn says that he had “a disciplinary issue with a student.” He says that the school looked into the matter, and it was resolved.

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