A former North County teacher, accused of buying pot from a student, wants San Diego Police to destroy any record of his arrest.
“To be accused of a crime trying to buy drugs from a student is absurd. It struck me to the core,” Miles Brown told NBC 7 San Diego.
Brown, 34, was arrested on February 26 at Canyon Crest Academy on suspicion of soliciting marijuana from a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the SDPD.
Police said investigators were initially looking into allegations against a couple students, but they soon discovered some communication between a teacher -- Brown -- and a student.
The communication led them to believe Brown was soliciting marijuana from a student, officials said.
Brown said he had never been in trouble before and did not understand the charges against him.
“This was nonsense and I couldn’t explain it but I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong,” he said.
An email from the student's family attorney said the student admitted to police in front of her mom that she sent the texts to herself:
“She told the police department that all of the text messages were fabricated, that they were fake, and simply put she was trying to impress her friends.
Brown has not been charged with any crime. The San Diego County District Attorney's Office tells NBC 7 the case remains under review.
The San Dieguito Union High School District said Brown resigned from teaching and coaching following the arrest.
Brown is asking that the police record of his arrest be destroyed, creating a finding of factual innocence.