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May 7, 2013 > Union City teacher accused of criminal misconduct

Union City teacher accused of criminal misconduct

Submitted By Cmdr. Ben Horner, Union City PD

On Friday, April 12, 2013, investigators from the Union City Police Department received information from an adult witness alleging that a teacher at Alvarado Elementary School had engaged in criminal misconduct with a female student.

The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave while the Union City Police Department began an investigation. During the investigation a number of students were interviewed resulting in additional allegations of misconduct. On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, officers served an arrest warrant authorized by a judge resulting in the following arrest.

Michael William Howey, DOB September 20, 1965, was arrested without incident at his residence located in the City of Alameda by UCPD investigators. Howey has no prior arrests or criminal history.

Administrators from the New Haven Unified School District have been working cooperatively with the Union City Police Department throughout this investigation in an effort to ensure the safety of all students in the school district.

This is an on-going investigation, and if you have any information related to this case, please call Commander Ben Horner (510) 675-5225. If you wish to use the anonymous tip line, call (510) 675-5207 or email

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