Tulare teacher allegedly gave alcohol to a student

Tulare Western band teacher David Alvidrez placed on administrative leave during investigation

@TheSunGazette

TULARE – A Tulare high school band teacher allegedly gave alcohol to one of his female students while the band was out of town for a competition.

On Nov. 4, Tulare Western High School band teacher Patrick Alvidrez, 40, was placed on administrative leave while the Tulare Police Department investigates the allegations. Earlier that same day, a School Resource Officer was told that the incident occurred over the weekend, Nov. 2-3, while the Mustang band was in Riverside, Calif. at a band competition.

The Tulare Police Department is still in the initial stages of the investigation and no arrests have been made. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the Tulare Police Department at 559-684-4290 or anonymously at 559-685-2300 ext. 4445 or online at www.tipsoft.com.

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