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Principal arrested for allegedly having sex with student

October 30, 2012 |  6:00 pm

Brian Garrett JosephThe principal at a high school in San Bernardino County has been arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a former student that began while she was a minor, authorities said Tuesday.

Brian Garrett Joseph, 38, the principal of Etiwanda High School, allegedly began the relationship with the victim when she was a student at the school, according to authorities. She is now 18.

On the school's website, Joseph lauds the positive learning environment on campus. "We believe in continuous improvement in each and every one of our students and their ability to learn and achieve," he said.

Detectives served a search warrant at Joseph's Corona home, where he was arrested early Tuesday morning, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (909) 387-3615.

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Photo: Brian Garrett Joseph. Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
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