Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Albany Teacher Who Was Arrested and Accused of Lewd act with former student found dead
On September 26, 2012 James Izumizaki 28, was arrested on suspicion of a lewd act with a child under 14 following reports that he had an inappropriate relationship with a former student. James Izumizaki was found dead in his car, of an apparent suicide between 10 and 10:30 a.m. in his car on Via Alamitos in San Lorenzo on October 1, 2012. Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department said a family member who lives nearby found James Izumizaki. The Albany School community is stunned that their beloved teacher and coach is dead. James Izumizaki was a teacher at Albany Middle School for five years he taught sixth grade.
I’m wondering if he was innocent why he apparently killed himself. Well we will never know if he was innocent or guilty. He took the coward’s way out. I think, James Izumizaki was guilty and he was ashamed. No innocent person would do that. I’m not surprised some the educators that are supposed to educate and keep our children safe are doing unlawful things. I don’t have any sympathy for any adult who prey's on children.