2 Delano Joint Union HS employees arrested

Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 16:33:33-04

Dr. Terri Nuckols, Superintendent of the Delano Joint Union High School District issued a statement about two employees who were arrested following allegations of inappropriate contact with a student.

The Delano Police Department Detective Division received information regarding an inappropriate relationship that may have been occurring between a male district employee and a 17-year-old female student.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to establish that 28-year-old Bobby Scott Perigo was in fact having an unlawful sexual relationship with the minor female student.

Additionally, the investigation revealed that another DJUHSD employee knew of the inappropriate relationship and failed to report it.

Detectives learned that 30-year-old Juan Brito knew of Perigo’s unlawful relationship and assisted him by facilitating and concealing the relationship.

Both Perigo and Brito were arrested and booked within the Kern County Jail Facility.

Detectives have no indication that there are any additional victims. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Velasco at (661) 720-5512. Anonymous tips can be left on a voice mail to the Delano Police Department Tip Line at (661) 721-3369.

Anyone who contacts the Delano Police Department requesting information regarding this case, will be referred back to this press release. NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED.

The District is currently on Spring Break and we will reopen on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 

Statement issued by the school - 

We were notified earlier today by the Delano Police Department that two classified Delano Joint Union High School District employees were arrested due to allegations that one of the employees engaged in inappropriate contact with a student and conspired to commit a crime and the other employee contributed to the delinquency of a minor and engaged in evidence destruction and witness intimidation. The Delano Police Department is leading the investigation into the allegations and we are fully cooperating with them. The employees have been placed on paid administrative leave. Since personnel matters are involved, I am unable to share any additional details with you at this time. Our students and parents can rest assured that the safety of our students is of the utmost importance. We will continue to work