Court Fixes Bail Error for Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

Marie Johnson, a Granada High teacher arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with a former student, appeared in court Tuesday.

A teacher's bail is now $950,000 after officials fixed a court error Tuesday during the educator's brief court appearance.

Marie Johnson, 41, is accused of having sex with a former student. Her previous bail was set at $1.85 million. Attorney Elizabeth Grossman, who is representing Johnson, said the updated bail is more in line with the bail schedule and charges the teacher faces.

Court records show Johnson faces charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under 18, oral copulation and committing a lewd act on a child.

. Police also said , according to court records.

Johnson was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but the matter was pushed back to Feb. 23. Grossman said she expects Johnson to also enter a plea in her next court appearance.

Johnson is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $950,000 bail. In a jailhouse interview Sunday with Livermore Patch, she discussed her life over these past few days, saying she's receiving death threats and is worried about her family. .

She is scheduled to return to court at 9 a.m. on Feb. 23 in Department 701 of the Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton.

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MagnusT January 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Welcome to the Livermore Patch Zoo. Please do not feed the monkeys.
MagnusT January 21, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Ever heard of Publius? "He" wrote the Federal Papers. Look it up.
Cory Noltensmeier January 21, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. Mrs. J I have a great government job and didn't need college for that. I am very smart, and college doesn't make you smarter than someone else, just because you attended. Sounds like you would rather have someone tell you what to do because you lack direction within yourself, that is why religion is so easy for most. As far as this case goes, god or no god she hurt a child and deserves punishment and I do not believe people who molest or harm children and worthy of living anymore. They cannot be rehabilitated.
MagnusT January 30, 2012 at 04:25 AM
You can't be rehabilitated. You're a menace to public safety the way you prejudice people with your shrill ranting.
Missunderstood November 21, 2012 at 08:39 AM
Oh geeze, looks like the political bigot just busted a caps locks on your ass calling you ignorant. Oh the irony.


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