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Albany: Middle-school teacher accused of lewd act with former student found dead of possible suicide
Bay Area News Group ^ | 10/1/12 | Daniel M. Jimenez

Posted on 10/02/2012 8:18:45 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai

ALBANY -- A middle-school teacher who had been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning, authorities said.

James Izumizaki, 28, an Albany resident, was found between 10 and 10:30 a.m. in his car on Via Alamitos in San Lorenzo, according to Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. A family member who lives nearby found Izumizaki, he said.

The death is being treated as a suicide, Nelson said. He would not disclose the manner of Izumizaki's death, but said that a gun was not involved.

Izumizaki, a sixth-grade teacher, was arrested at his home Sept. 26 on suspicion of performing a lewd act with a child under 14. A parent told a teacher about the alleged relationship with a female former student. The claim was forwarded to district officials, who placed Izumizaki on administrative leave and alerted police.

He posted bail and was released from jail after his arrest. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office did not immediately file charges pending further investigation, according to deputy district attorney Teresa Drenick.

Izumizaki was a teacher and coach at Albany Middle School for five years and had coached a volleyball and a basketball team, district officials said last week. After he was placed on leave, school officials said they would split students from his sixth-grade class among nine other classes at the school.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; heterosexualagenda; molester; naughtyteacherslist; neamia; pedoagenda; pedophile; pedophilia; publiceducation; sexabuse; sexualizingchildren

1 posted on 10/02/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai

I hate the liberal media. If what this guy committed is true, why the sadness? I already know, because liberals would rather side with the criminal rather than the victim.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 8:20:26 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai
He would not disclose the manner of Izumizaki's death, but said that a gun was not involved.

Hari-kiri?................

3 posted on 10/02/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

My guess would be carbon monoxide poisoning but your guess is way more interesting.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: AmericanSamurai
He would not disclose the manner of Izumizaki's death, but said that a gun was not involved.

Thank Gaia! Somebody could have got hurt!

5 posted on 10/02/2012 8:30:29 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Very, very sad. It is not a “gay” lifestyle to allow your base urges to totally consume you.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 8:30:48 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: momtothree

Perhaps I should have written, Hari-kiri, I hope..........


7 posted on 10/02/2012 8:31:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Obadiah
...on suspicion of performing a lewd act with a child under 14. A parent told a teacher about the alleged relationship with a female former student.
8 posted on 10/02/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: AmericanSamurai
“After he was placed on leave, school officials said they would split students from his sixth-grade class among nine other classes at the school.”

Why is this sentence even relevant to the story?

Sorry, I just thought that was an odd detail to add.

9 posted on 10/02/2012 8:33:35 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Red Badger

Okay, my bad. Regardless, there are consequences to allowing your base urges to consume you. I am not without fault, but I am tired of those who publicly profess with all manner of certainty that homosexuality is is fine, or that pornography is totally harmless. It is not.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 8:40:06 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: AmericanSamurai

I sure hope the accusation by the minor is not false. . .


11 posted on 10/02/2012 8:45:10 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Red Badger
Hari-kiri?...

With no second, hopefully.

12 posted on 10/02/2012 8:48:17 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

very possibly true, but with no trial or confession, who knows.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 8:53:08 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: V_TWIN
Why is this sentence even relevant to the story?

Could be that this "journalist" was simply filling in the blanks on some form that comes up on his work computer. You know, you click on the "Schools | Local | Scandal | Teacher Sex With Student(s)" tab. There's a field on the form for something like "what actions is the institution taking to address the incident(s)?"

So the brain-dead "journalist" asks the school "spokesperson" some question like "is the school taking any actions in the wake of this incident?" and the equally brain-dead "spokesperson" answers "yes, we are moving aggressively to assign Mr. Izumizaki's students to other classes." After a little re-wording to show that his "journalism skills" are up to snuff, that's what the "journalist" enters on the form, and then it's off to the presses, another rewarding day spent giving the public what it needs to know.

14 posted on 10/02/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: AmericanSamurai
We can't determine innocence or guilt without a photo.

Oh.

Wait.

That standard only applies to female teachers and teen boys.

15 posted on 10/02/2012 8:57:24 AM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Good riddance.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 8:58:54 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gamecock

17 posted on 10/02/2012 9:02:40 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

i looked around. A parent made the accusation and thats about it. Looks like he was arrested last Weds. No charges had been filed as yet.
Guilty or innocent could lead to suicide.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Bikkuri

Is that a Penn State t-shirt? (Probably just the school logo, but still...)


19 posted on 10/02/2012 9:05:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AmericanSamurai; wiggen

It’s always sad when someone commits suicide.

And as Wiggen said, he was charged with sex with a minor, but it wasn’t established. Probably it was true, given that things went that far, but we don’t know for sure.

Given his background, he may have killed himself out of a sense of honor. If so, then it would mitigate his having killed himself.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 9:17:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah, if the gender hadn’t been mentioned, the “relationship” would have been gay.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Obadiah

I am tired of those who publicly profess with all manner of certainty that homosexuality is is fine, or that pornography is totally harmless. It is not.


Well put. Perverts push perversion. Misery loves company.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AmericanSamurai
Izumizaki, a sixth-grade teacher, was arrested at his home Sept. 26 on suspicion of performing a lewd act with a child under 14.

Wait it is still ILLEGAL in CA to have sex with someone under 14??

Jerry Brown, you're ignoring the NAMBLA voters!! /s

23 posted on 10/02/2012 3:06:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Honestly, I don’t know.. I never kept up with college (besides the local/state).. He could have graduated from there..
I checked through all of the pics (to verify) and chose the best one.. the rest were more cr@ppy than this one :p


24 posted on 10/02/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: who knows what evil?

It’s not Penn State. Their cat faces the other way.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 1:18:11 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Obadiah

I’m not surprised someone assumed the man was homosexual and tried to “recruit” a boy. That’s just how it is around FR... shooting first and then aiming.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 1:20:34 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: newzjunkey

I’m not a sports ‘nut’...that’s why I wasn’t sure. Would’ve have been funny as hell, though...


27 posted on 10/03/2012 3:33:43 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: newzjunkey

Is that you Barack?


28 posted on 10/03/2012 5:28:47 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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