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Danville middle school teacher arrested on child porn charges

A math teacher at Diablo Vista Middle School is accused of possessing child pornography just before the school year is set to begin.
Police say a local math teacher had a computer filled with child pornography. Shocked administrators, parents and students are trying to figure out what to do just days before the start of the new school year.

Mitchell Wolf, 58, is a Danville teacher accused of possessing child pornography. People at Diablo Vista Middle School are shocked to learn a man with a reputation for being a strict teacher is now in jail on $1 million bail.

Wolf was arrested early Friday morning. The Internet Crimes Against Children task force served a search warrant at his Danville home.

Terry Koehne is a spokesperson for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District who told ABC7 News, "We were shocked and saddened to hear about the allegations and the arrest."

Detectives seized computers from Wolf's classroom. He had been employed as a math teacher at Diablo Vista Middle School since 2002.

We have no reason to believe any of our students were involved in these allegations," Koehne said.

Autreen Golzar is 17 years old and said he had Wolf as both a teacher and soccer coach. He said, "I was shocked. I wasn't expecting it from him. I'm just going to hope for the best for him because it's a tough situation for him and his family."

The principal alerted parents through email saying students and staff may be interviewed as the investigation moves forward.

"This is a teacher that we trusted and that we know nothing other than good things about and to not make or pass any judgment until we know more," parent Mindi Gaemi said.

Wolf has been placed on administrative leave and a substitute will teach his class. The first day of school is Monday. Koehne said it is not the way they want to start the school year, but they are working to make it as a normal as possible.

"It's going to be a tough time going forward, but we are going to do that and move on and we're going to cooperate fully with the investigation," Koehne said.

Wolf is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility on $1 million bail.
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