The 7th and 8th grade English teacher was arrested in the school’s parking lot Monday, February 11.
Walker’s attorney Gerrissa Santos said he is devastated.
Santos said in light of recent school shootings, Walker’s actions were only in the best interest of his students.
“His safety as well as his student’s safety is obviously a concern for everybody,” said Santos. “Particularly teachers rightfully so with everything that’s been going on.”
Walker has since been placed on administrative leave. He was booked into county jail then released on a $50,000 bond.
“You are ordered to stay away from Farb Middle School,” said Judge Peter Deddeh.
If convicted, he could face up to nearly five years and eight months in prison and San Diego Unified School District said that is grounds for automatic dismissal.