The case of a Clovis teacher accused of molesting a 7-year-old student has been turned over to the District Attorney's office. Meanwhile, Clovis Unified continues to reach out to parents.
Parents are obviously still shocked by the accusations against Freedom Elementary school teacher Neng Yang.
It makes you mad that something like this could happen. Clovis Unified School District understands this and has offered support.
There have been several meetings so far about what Freedom Elementary second grade Teacher Neng Yang is accused of doing.
When we all learned the graphic details of the charges against Yang, we were appalled. Parents expressed that sentiment at a meeting last night.
"My kids are my angels and the last thing I want to think about it sending them to school where they're supposed to be safe and something like this could happen."
Clovis Unified is doing it's best to answer parents' questions.
The district says it's the first time it's encountered an incident of this magnitude.
Officials say policies are in place to try and deter this sort of thing.
District spokesperson Kelly Avants talked to us after last night's meeting and says there is a policy in place that states teachers are not to be alone in the classroom with a student.
"We're really relying heavily on Clovis Police Department and their investigation to say what, how did this happen? And what do we need to change then if there is anything."
The meeting Monday night was hosted by the school district and police.
Officers helped parents with questions they might need to ask their children if there is a concern.
Clovis Unified also offered help to parents to support their kids in relation to this incident.
One piece of advice was to keep your emotions in check... Because kids can take their own emotional cues from the adults around them.
Also, the district says counselors would be available for students, parents and staff for as long as it's needed.
Clovis Unified and police believe Yang may have had other victims. District officials are unaware of any others at this point, but Clovis police are urging any there may be to come forward.
Yang is due back in federal court on Wednesday. If convicted, Neng Yang faces 15 to 30 years in prison.