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Redlands Unified School District announces arrest of current employee




January 14, 2022



Attn: News Desk

Christine Stephens



Public Information Officer


No. 2022-01-14-01

Phone: (909) 307-5300


Press Release --- Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:45PM


Redlands Unified School District Announces Arrest of Current Employee


REDLANDS, Calif. – Early this morning, school administration received information alleging sexual misconduct with a former student by Clement Middle School teacher Joseph Nardella. Administration immediately contacted law enforcement, filed a CPS report as mandated by law, and placed Mr. Nardella on administrative leave until further notice. Subsequently, Mr. Nardella was taken into custody by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.


We are cooperating closely with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation and thank them for their prompt response in this situation. We encourage anyone with information relevant to this case to contact San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department at (909) 387-3615.


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