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Suspect identified in Voorhies Elementary strange letter sent to parents

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 06:59:31-05

A woman has been identified who allegedly sent a strange letter to parents of Voorhies Elementary in East Bakersfield in November.

Elvia Dueñas is accused of sending a letter in Spanish in November, which was sent in a Bakersfield City School District envelope.

It was addressed to parents and students at the school alleging principal Erick Casallas of Voorhies Elementary was gay and loved little boys.

In the letter, the writer claims to be Erick Casallas, the principal at Voorhies. Casallas has been the principal there since summer of 2017.

An arrest warrant was issued for Dueñas for petty theft and misdemeanor embezzlement, Bakersfield Police Department said.

According to the BCSD website, Dueñas is listed as an Academic Coach for English Language Learner Services.  BCSD could not comment on whether she is still employed with the district.

Dueñas is back in court on March 16.