Officials with the Delano Joint Union High School District announced on Friday that their employee Bobby Scott Perigo has resigned following his arrest last month.
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Perigo was accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor.
He pleaded not guilty during a recent court appearance.
Police said the 28-year-old was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student at Delano High School.
“We are pleased that Mr. Perigo made the decision to resign from employment rather than force the district to engage in a costly and disruptive personnel action against him,” said district spokesperson Tom DeLapp.
Perigo started working at DJUHSD as a Bus Driver in February 2010.
District officials said at the the time of his hiring, the district exercised its due diligence to conduct all required background checks including gaining fingerprint clearance from the state Department of Justice.
Officials say Perigo references as a former bus driver with the local elementary school district were positive. “We followed all the right procedures. There was no indication in the application, interview, or hiring process showing that Mr. Perigo might act inappropriately with students,” said DeLapp
Officials say that a personnel action is still pending with Juan Brito, a colleague of Perigo who was also involved in the case.
At this time, Specific charges against Brito are still pending with the district attorney.
The district said they cannot discuss specific details of personnel or student disciplinary actions because of state and federal requirements to preserve due process and privacy rights of the individuals involved.
“This is still an active criminal investigation,” said DeLapp. “We understand the police have advised students and witnesses to refrain from discussing these cases to preserve the integrity of their investigation.