LINCOLN, CA - A former Lincoln middle school teacher took his own life amidst a police investigation into allegations he had a relationship with a female student.
Jared Gonsalves, 27, was found in his Roseville home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest last week, Placer County sheriff's spokesperson Dina Erwin said.
In early January, Lincoln police got a report from Western Placer Unified School District officials that Gonsalves, a Twelve Bridges Middle School teacher, had an inappropriate relationship with a female student last year, Sgt. Terry Kennedy said.
Gonsalves, who taught at the school for the past five years, resigned from his position in January. Police are not releasing the identity of the student because she is a minor.
The Placer County sheriff's/coroner's office and the Roseville police are investigating Gonsalves' suicide. The Lincoln Police Department is working with school officials to investigate allegations of the inappropriate relationship.