The Contra Costa County District Attorney decided at the end of January not to file charges in the case that opposed a Moraga family against a Los Perales teacher, Millie Tang, and the Moraga School District.
The story started last year when a family alleged that Tang had put duct tape on their son's mouth during class. (See our article in the Jan. 25 issue: www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1024/Moraga-Parents-Rally-to-Defend-Accused-Los-Perales-Teacher.html).
Since the publication of the article more families have reached out to Lamorinda Weekly in support of the teacher. Meanwhile, the MSD confirmed that a civil lawsuit has been filed against it by "John Doe's" family. Parents have repeatedly asked that the district defend the teacher and not settle with the family.
MSD Superintendent Bruce Burns would not comment at this time and the district's lawyer was not available to answer questions. "John Doe's" lawyer has not returned calls for comment.