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Student Alleges Unwanted Comments by Lincoln HS Security Guard

An investigation is underway into a report that a campus security guard made sexual advances towards a high school student, police confirmed Wednesday.

A Lincoln High School student reported Monday the security guard was making sexual comments toward at least one student on campus. The student also said the guard was lurking near the school’s restroom.

San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Lt. Brent Williams confirmed to NBC 7 Wednesday the SDPD received a report from school police and the department was currently investigating.

A teacher at the school told NBC 7 that alleged text messages between the guard and student were sexual in nature and that the student said she felt uncomfortable going to the restroom alone.

Another teacher told NBC 7 that concerns were raised about the same security guard a year ago but nothing was done.

Parents on campus Thursday praised the student for having the courage to come forward.

"It takes a lot of courage when you've been harmed or damaged to come forward and be a voice, so I would hope that anyone else that this has been done to would come forward," parent Tasha Williams said.

It was not clear if the security guard had been removed from campus during the investigation.

NBC 7 reached out to both Lincoln High School and the guard involved in the alleged incident and did not receive any reply.

No other information was available.

Lincoln High School is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of San Diego and is part of the San Diego Unified School District. 

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