Details on Arrest of Ukiah High School Teacher

More details have been released about the arrest of a Ukiah High School teacher for alleged misconduct with a 17-year-old former student. According to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office, 34-year-old Ben O’Neill, was arrested on September 4th. The former student said she visited him at the school in September of 2017, and the contact between the two involved hugging in a storage room adjacent to the classroom. The incident was not reported to school officials until May of 2018. O’Neill was arrested on a misdemeanor charge following in investigation.