ALBANY -- A 28-year-old middle school teacher who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of performing a lewd act with a child under 14 has been released from jail free of charges.
Alameda County Sheriff's deputies arrested James Izumizaki, 28, at his Albany home about 7 a.m. Wednesday and he was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he was held on $100,000 bail. He posted bail and was released, authorities said.
Albany police continue to investigate allegations that Izumizaki had an inappropriate relationship with a female former student. The Alameda County District Attorney's office had until Friday to file charges, but didn't. The case could be presented again in October, a spokeswoman said.
Izumikzaki, a sixth-grade teacher, did not answer an email request for comment.
Izumizaki, who is on administrative leave, has been a teacher and coach at Albany Middle School for five years and was active in student leadership and as a coordinator in the athletic department, where he coached a volleyball and a basketball team, district officials said. Police did not disclose when or where the alleged incident occurred. The girl is no longer at the school; her age was not released.
The alleged incident came to the attention of authorities through a parent who told district officials.
Starting Monday, the school will redistribute Izumizaki's students among the other nine other sixth-grade classrooms with no more than 31 student per class.
Albany police said anyone who has information about Izumizaki or any other inappropriate conduct that may have occurred to contact them at 510-528-5783.