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Ex-Guadalupe Teacher to Serve Jail Time Over Lewd Act at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

A former junior high school science and math teacher from Santa Maria is expected to spend about two weeks in San Luis Obispo County Jail after he was caught performing an unspecified lewd act in the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Kennedy Library last year.

James Robert Ungricht pleaded no contest last month to a single misdemeanor charge of lewd conduct in a public place.

On Thursday, a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge sentenced him to serve 30 days in County Jail, with credit for one day served plus an automatic 50-percent credit, according to court records. 

Ungricht is also to serve three years of formal, supervised probation and undergo counseling, and court records show he is prohibited from coming within 100 yards of the Cal Poly campus. 

University police arrested Ungricht, then a student in Cal Poly’s School of Education, on Oct. 18, 2017, after receiving a report he allegedly was involved in lewd acts in the university library on Oct. 3.

At the time, Ungricht taught math at Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe. He resigned at the school district board of trustees meeting Jan. 10 after spending time on administrative leave.

A surrender date was not immediately available.

Click here to read more from the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Matt Fountain is a reporter with the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Contact im at [email protected] or 805.781.7909.

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