Pleasanton police arrested a former Foothill High School student Monday afternoon for alleged sexual battery.
Officers apprehended 20-year-old Dong-Hoo Lee of Pleasanton at the school campus. Lee was arrested for sexual battery, possession of a knife on campus and providing false information to a police officer and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
The arrest stemmed from an incident that took place around 12:45 p.m. when a female student reported to the office that an adult male had confronted her in the student parking lot. The man allegedly grabbed her buttocks and tore her shorts according to Lieutenant Brian Laurence of the Pleasanton Police Department.
The on-duty school resource officer, school staff and Pleasanton Police Department officers responded to the student parking lot, but the suspect had already fled. Further investigation identified Lee as the suspect.
Lee returned to Foothill High at about 3:15 p.m. and was located near the student parking lot by the school resource officer. Lee initially provided a false name, but was eventually arrested without incident. A search of Lee uncovered the knife, but there is no indication that he attempted to use the weapon against the female student.
The student was not injured during the incident, and it does not appear any other students were targeted.
Pleasanton police detectives will follow up on this investigation and attempt to identify the suspect's motive for confronting the female student.