SAN DIEGO — A mental health clinician who worked with students at a San Diego continuation high school has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor, police said Thursday.
Lucas Jubb, 35, was arrested Wednesday morning at ALBA High School in North Park, San Diego police Lt. Chuck Kaye said. Jubb was booked into county jail on two counts of sexual intercourse with a juvenile and released on bail Thursday morning, Kaye said.
ALBA, an acronym for “alternative learning for behavior and attitude,” is an alternative school for students reassigned from other high schools in the San Diego Unified High School District because of behavior problems, district spokesman Jack Brandais said.
The student who was the alleged victim of the sex crimes was not a student at ALBA, Kaye said.
“One of the ladies told me they are ok – nothing happened here,” said Marta Gaitan, the mother of a student.
Jubb worked for the district from 2002 to 2006 in a variety of job classifications, Brandais said. He left the district to become a certified mental health clinician. He returned to the district in 2007 to work with the Mental Health Resource Center and was assigned to ALBA, Brandais said.
“It’s hard to believe. He’s a nice person – helps out a lot,” said Angel Perez, a student.
Jubb will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of his criminal case, Brandais said.