Court Fixes Bail Error for Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

Marie Johnson, a Granada High teacher arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with a former student, appeared in court Tuesday.

A teacher's bail is now $950,000 after officials fixed a court error Tuesday during the educator's brief court appearance.

Marie Johnson, 41, is accused of having sex with a former student. Her previous bail was set at $1.85 million. Attorney Elizabeth Grossman, who is representing Johnson, said the updated bail is more in line with the bail schedule and charges the teacher faces.

Court records show Johnson faces charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under 18, oral copulation and committing a lewd act on a child.

. Police also said , according to court records.

Johnson was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but the matter was pushed back to Feb. 23. Grossman said she expects Johnson to also enter a plea in her next court appearance.

Johnson is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $950,000 bail. In a jailhouse interview Sunday with Livermore Patch, she discussed her life over these past few days, saying she's receiving death threats and is worried about her family. .

She is scheduled to return to court at 9 a.m. on Feb. 23 in Department 701 of the Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton.

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Mrs J. January 18, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Wow, no comments! So now what? Will this be easier for her to be bailed out? But I know she'll say she's insane and since this is her first offense, some Liberal Judge will give her very little time and or probation time! So we shall see!
Cory Noltensmeier January 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Stop with the liberal crap. I am liberal but do not condone child molesters or anything of that nature, as does no liberal judge. People that preach this crap sound ignorant.
MagnusT January 19, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Anybody who labels themself and willingly adopts a herd mentality is someone who does not need a brain. The bail is ridiculous considering the "facts" of the case. This woman is not a danger to society, and there's no need to torture her by keeping her confined to a cell for over a month until her formal arraignment. This is total BS.
Sandy January 19, 2012 at 01:54 PM
You obviously have no children MagnusT. You really are annoying ....... I hope to God I don't live anywhere near you.
Cory Noltensmeier January 19, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Maybe if it was your child she was having sex with you would feel different. You also speak like someone with no kids and someone who doesn't care about kids.
Brian Workman January 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
This news is mind blowing to me. I am actually the biological father of Marie's oldest son. We almost got married back when we were in college together in San Luis Obispo. I never married her because I always knew she was a bit of a sexual deviant, but this is beyond anything I ever imagined. She just recently baby sat my two youngest kids (while my current wife was out having an affair on me). Man, I sure know how to pick the ladies...can't believe this is happening to Marie. She was a genuinely nice person and great with my young kids (daughter 4, son 1). I pray for my 16 year-old son who I will not name because he is still a minor. He goes to the same school that his mom teaches at...poor guy.
MagnusT January 19, 2012 at 06:43 PM
You can relax, Sandy. I don't think God would punish me by putting us together in the same neighborhood.
Cory Noltensmeier January 20, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I am not hiding just do not think it is anyones business what my name is. Would it make you feel better if I put a name, like you have done? This is the Internet buddy, your name could be fake for all I know. Ask me if I care though!!!! I'll answer that, NO. I am on here to give my opinion, not my name.
Mrs J. January 20, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Your so funny My Opinion! I hope you have a wonderful day! :D
Mrs J. January 20, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Mrs J. January 20, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Wow Brain...
Mrs J. January 20, 2012 at 04:13 AM
and we don't want it... especially coming from someone who HATES God and who is a Left-Winger... Did you go to College? If you did, DANG PLEASE GET YOUR PARENTS MONEY BACK! So much knowledge... but very little Wisdom!
MagnusT January 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Welcome to the Livermore Patch Zoo. Please do not feed the monkeys.
MagnusT January 21, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Ever heard of Publius? "He" wrote the Federal Papers. Look it up.
Cory Noltensmeier January 21, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. Mrs. J I have a great government job and didn't need college for that. I am very smart, and college doesn't make you smarter than someone else, just because you attended. Sounds like you would rather have someone tell you what to do because you lack direction within yourself, that is why religion is so easy for most. As far as this case goes, god or no god she hurt a child and deserves punishment and I do not believe people who molest or harm children and worthy of living anymore. They cannot be rehabilitated.
MagnusT January 30, 2012 at 04:25 AM
You can't be rehabilitated. You're a menace to public safety the way you prejudice people with your shrill ranting.
Missunderstood November 21, 2012 at 08:39 AM
Oh geeze, looks like the political bigot just busted a caps locks on your ass calling you ignorant. Oh the irony.


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