Aptos Junior High teacher accused of ...

Aptos Junior High teacher accused of molesting female student

There are 26 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Aptos Junior High teacher accused of molesting female student. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A 13-year-old girl says she had a sexual relationship with her math teacher at Aptos Junior High School and detectives are worried other students may have been victimized, the Sheriff's Office reported Friday.

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1uscitizen

Union City, CA

#4 Jul 16, 2010
Well, it's possible that he is innocent, but as we all know, the teachers union will not allow him to be fired, so I guess we are going to get another school administrator. If he turns out to be not innocent, then at that time, he can run for public office.
oh well

United States

#5 Jul 16, 2010
"Tanya Thienngern of Aptos, who teaches English at Pajaro Valley High School, was arrested June 9 after student told school officials he had been having a sexual relationship with the 37-year-old and that she gave he and another male student alcohol."

In honor of Tanya, an English teacher, please use the proper pronoun in the sentence above. It should read "and that she gave HIM and another male student alcohol."

Thank you.
rita

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Jul 16, 2010
These are very serious charges, let's reserve judgement until all have thier day in court.
Just a Thought

Watsonville, CA

#8 Jul 16, 2010
Ms. Squires, check your grammar in the second last paragraph: "and that she gave he and another...." It should be "gave him and another...." I guess English teachers are failing all over the place.
Local

United States

#10 Jul 16, 2010
At least PV admin are all great models.
scz homeowner in live oak

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jul 16, 2010
PS i drove by hollister once in the last 25 yrs the paper is trying to look bigger than it really is I live in scruz
Amy Anderson

Antioch, CA

#15 Jul 16, 2010
Wow, I hope and pray this is not true.
Reality

Hilmar, CA

#19 Jul 16, 2010
1uscitizen wrote:
Well, it's possible that he is innocent, but as we all know, the teachers union will not allow him to be fired, so I guess we are going to get another school administrator. If he turns out to be not innocent, then at that time, he can run for public office.
Are you kidding? Once a teacher is even accused they can loose their credential. That credential is necessary for both teachers and admin in the district and requires a fingerprint check. Try subbing it takes two weeks just for the fingerprints to come back and give clearance if no record is found. He is gone as is any teacher that gets accused. No one wants their child in a class where a teacher was even accused.
aMom

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2010
Disgusting, this poor girl.
Emma

Livermore, CA

#23 Jul 16, 2010
I go to aptos jr. I completely believe that he is guilty he is the creepiest teacher at the school and about 3 of my friends have told me stories of he being more than slightly out of the ordinary towards them and they just so happen to be all girls. It's grows but I have to say im not too surprised. We would talk all the time about "creepy sande". I just hope he pays for this. I can't amazon what that girl has gone through.. He's soooooo old!!
He Will Disappear

United States

#24 Jul 16, 2010
The guy made bail earlier today. I bet he goes home, destroys any evidence the police didnĀ“t find, then leave town. The article says they have solid evidence, his career is over anyway.
aptos jr high

Freedom, CA

#27 Jul 16, 2010
dude i had him has teacher in 2008.he was one of he best teacher i had. 2010 my little sister had him for a teacher she she told me that he would text she and ask her for her number.the old cop there was a vary good friend of me and my sister and she never told the cop.
Watsonville mom

Watsonville, CA

#28 Jul 16, 2010
What ashame to read that yet another child has been abused by an educator send them both to prison for a long time.
APHS Parent

Santa Cruz, CA

#29 Jul 16, 2010
I complained to the Aptos Junior High Principal, Mr. Blute Vice Principal Mr. Saxton and counselor Mr. Dettermen. All three of these men stood up for Mr. Sande while dismissing my concern over his inapropiate behavior towards my daughter. He used to phone her and ask her what she was wearing. Way to go Pajaro Valley School District another embarassing moment for you!! Steve Sande is a first class creep!!
ted

Spartanburg, SC

#30 Jul 16, 2010
OK, at this rate it's soon going to be news when the Sentinel discovers a teacher NOT screwing their students.
aptos jr high

Freedom, CA

#31 Jul 16, 2010
aptos Jr high school doesn't care about there students.aptos really need this to happen.everyone there that went there knew about him and what he did they didn't do anything about it!!!!!!
ajhs kid

United States

#32 Jul 16, 2010
I feel so ashamed that all of my principals and counselers stood up for him. I was in his class. I will never think of him the same.
Children ok

Daly City, CA

#33 Jul 16, 2010
There are many poor spellers and people with some real messed up grammar on this site. Why would someone take someone else seriously if they can't even write a sentence.
Aptos Mom

Danville, CA

#34 Jul 16, 2010
I am sad to hear this today. I am a mother of an Aptos Junior High student whose daughter was in Mr Sandes class this year. I really liked him and thought he was great with the students. He was very nice to my daughter but never crossed the line and she enjoyed his class.
I dont want to believe this is true BUT i dont think the young girl would lie about it. So I support and am happy and thank her for coming out with this.
All the students have been sending forward texts like crazy about this incident and talking about other "perverts" at there school.?(they think everyones a pervet) They all want to know who the girl is and are gossiping like crazy trying to figure it out.

I hope the school,the mediaand police can keep the victims name under wraps. The girl doesn't deserve anymore sadness
Aptos Mom

Millbrae, CA

#35 Jul 17, 2010
I am shocked to hear the news of Mr Sande....He has been a great teacher to my child, w/o any inappropriate behavior.... I hope that if this story is true that justice will prevail..

and to all of you who seem to be more worried about everyones grammar than you are that our children may have been in danger.... SHAME ON YOU !!!(yes I started my sentence with and, and I used three... count em' three exclamation points)

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