Riverside County school principal Greg Anderson arrested for allegedly failing to report abuse

The principal of a Riverside County high school has been arrested for allegedly failing to report incidents of inappropriate contact between a teacher and student, officials said Friday.

Greg Anderson, 44, principal of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, was arrested for violations of mandatory reporting laws, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident started with an investigation in April 2023 at the school “that a teacher was having inappropriate contact with students,” the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators in November arrested teacher Chad Costello, 44, of Anaheim, and booked him for child annoyance and sexual battery. He was also placed on administrative leave from his school position.

The sheriff’s office then looked into whether the proper mandatory-reporting laws had been followed and now allege that Anderson did not report incidents to law enforcement.

Anyone with information about inappropriate conduct with children by Chad Costello is  encouraged to contact the Riverside Sheriff.

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