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Simi Valley Police Department
Tuesday December 17th, 2019 :: 02:02 p.m. PST


Simi Valley High School Coach Arrested After Inappropriate Relationship with Student

On December 13, 2019, a Simi Valley Police Department School Resource Officer responded to a Child Abuse Investigation related to a Simi Valley High School student. Based on the preliminary investigation, the School Resource Officer completed a crime report and forwarded the case to the Simi Valley Police Department Detectives Bureau.

The case was assigned to the Detective Bureau Major Crimes Unit and they immediately started their investigation. On Monday, December 16, 2019, Simi Valley Police Detectives arrested 32-year-old, Simi Valley resident, Bijan Nickroo II for the following charges:

• Penal Code 288.4(b)- Computer Facilitated Luring and Solicitation of a Child

• Penal Code 287a(b)(2)-Oral Copulation of a Person Under 16-years-old

Nickroo was employed by the Simi Valley Unified School District at Simi Valley High School as an Assistant Football Coach, Lacrosse Coach, and Yard Supervisor between June 2012 and “December 13, 2019.” During the investigation, Detectives determined that Nickroo engaged in sexual acts with a fourteen-year-old male student. Nickroo is currently in custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Facility and being held on a $500,000 dollar bail.

The investigation into Nickroo’s activities during his employment by the Simi Valley Unified School District continues. He is suspected of being in regular contact with a large number of students on social media. Detectives have determined that Nickroo set up a fake profile that he used to successfully solicit pornographic “selfies” from students, many of which we are still attempting to identify. These minors likely attend a variety of schools in the local area, but appear to be primarily from Simi Valley High School.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Casey Nicholson at: (805) 583-6961.

Please refer to the information below from the Simi Valley Unified School District.

Commander Steve Shorts
Public Relations Bureau
Media Contact: (805) 501-3070

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Simi Valley Unified School District Statement
December 17, 2019

On December 16, 2019, the Simi Valley Police Department arrested Bijan Nickroo due to an inappropriate relationship with a minor student. Bijan Nickroo has been employed by the Simi Valley Unified School District since June 2012. He served as a lacrosse and football coach and was also a yard duty, all at Simi Valley High School.

The SVUSD takes each and every reported act of misconduct seriously and is committed to aggressively pursuing any allegation to determine the truth and, if necessary, initiate the appropriate disciplinary or administrative measures. Last week, as soon as school and district administrators were advised of the allegations by the SVPD, Bijan Nickroo was immediately placed on administrative leave for the alleged misconduct.

The SVPD has responsibility for the ongoing investigation. The school and district administration have and will continue to fully cooperate with the SVPD’s investigation. Due to the legal constraints, which include the privacy protections due our students and confidential personnel matters, the details of this investigation and the minor victims cannot be disclosed. When the charges are filed, this case will be determined in a court of law.

We wish to reassure all of our parents and guardians that the school and district have and will continue to take every precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff at our schools. Every parent deserves to know that their children are safe and treated with the utmost concern when they are at our schools; this is the foundational principle for providing a good public education. We hold this value at the highest possible level and will continue our work to uphold it.

Jake Finch
Public Relations and Resource Development
Cell (805) 279-8111 text or call

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Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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