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Vacaville school official arrested on suspicion of child porn

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From page A3 | November 3, 2011 | 20 Comments

VACAVILLE — A Vacaville school administrator has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Walnut Creek police found child pornography on a computer while serving a search warrant at a home in Clayton. After interviewing the homeowner, it was determined the pornography belonged to Steven Shields, who was staying at the home, according to Walnut Creek police Sgt. Jay Hill.

Shields, the assistant superintendent of business and administrative services, was arrested Wednesday at the Vacaville School District Office on suspicion of one count of possession of child pornography. The district placed Shields on administrative leave with pay, pending duel investigations by police and the school district.

Superintendent John Niederkorn spoke to Shields before he was taken away and said Shields “acknowledged that the material was in his possession.” In separate searches, police and the district’s information technology department found no evidence of child pornography on district-owned computers.

Shields began at the district July 1. A district background check found no record of criminal activity, Niederkorn said. Shields has no prior criminal history, Hill said. On Friday, the district will begin looking to hire someone on an interim basis.

“It’s a big disappointment for us and our school district any time any person involved in public education makes such a choice,” Niederkorn said. “The nature of this allegation is particularly egregious as it pertains to children.”

Reach David DeBolt at 427-6935 or ddebolt@dailyrepublic.net.

David DeBolt

David DeBolt

A native of Vacaville, DeBolt was a newspaperman in Palo Alto before coming home to work at the DR in June 2011. He covers education, county government and politics. His friends call him "Scoop."
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  • MarciNovember 03, 2011 - 11:41 am

    Another pervert in the schools?! This is NOT good news.

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  • Fairfield's Innovation InstituteNovember 03, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    Advanced technology tracking systems in future can help identify pedophiles. That is, there are technologies coming up that might predict the degree of chance a teacher might be a pedophile. Bottom line is pedophiles need help. It's a serious mental condition that is hard to cure. Victimized kids have a higher predisposition to themselves become pedophiles when older. It's way more complicated. Kids need our protection. Nip the problem in the bud.

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  • 707truthNovember 03, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    Steven - finally you say something that makes some sense. I'm proud of you! Now, paint your building.

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  • FixFairfield.OrgNovember 04, 2011 - 11:43 am

    Dear "707Truth": Truth is you are very deceptive. Your deceptive practices were already exposed in previous blogs. You are losing your credibility every time you keep playing those games. Now go and study about how to improve your ethics. Thanks for working toward becoming more truthful. PS: What organization do you really work for? Tell us the truth.

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  • Rich GiddensNovember 03, 2011 - 7:27 pm

    Steve---- I would like to know exactly how artificial intelligence can predict crimes or the chances of one committing one! I don't need a supercomputer and algorithms to know that some of people living in my neighborhood are no-gooders!

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  • FixFairfield.OrgNovember 04, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    Rich, Yes common human sense can see a crook. But some crooked politicians continue to fool voters through charming behavior. The technology on predictions ties with behavior modeling, and prediction analysis. It's too long to post here. Plus some crazy bloggers will take a part of it out of context, twist it, and who know what they will do with it. We know who you are luckily. Thanks

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  • Dexter FowlerNovember 04, 2011 - 8:42 am

    Isn't it great that this perv is still getting paid? Our tax dollars at work.Meanwhile teachers struggle and have to buy their own supplies.

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  • DKinCANovember 04, 2011 - 8:52 am

    There sure are lots of cranky net trolls commenting this morning. Same ones as usual. It's sad you have nothing else to accomplish with your time.

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  • trish hamiltonNovember 04, 2011 - 9:06 am

    This is sooo sad! thank god he is not a teacher or has any direct contact with the children. Not to make light of a serious story and situation but I would like to get suspended from my job with pay lol!

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  • 707truth's institute of coolnessNovember 04, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    Good one Steve, you got me bad with your harshness. How many fake organizations of one person do you belong to? Just because you make up all those super powerful names and awesomely great web site domains doesn't mean your tricking people. You are still a nobody and a nothing in politics and city leadership. Are you going to fix that wood coming off your buildings overhang? I want you to paint too!

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  • FixFairfield.OrgNovember 04, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    Which web sites are you referring too? Is there a law against opening websites that question people's ethics? Who is being tricked? What monies are they being tricked from? Whether on is a nobody or not makes no difference. Only politically powerful people can question certain people's ethics? Why do you protect them so much? You have not learned that the more you harass the more dirt comes back at you: Details at http://fixfairfield.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-fairfield-political-retaliation.html Did you tear the piece of wood down? Stop trying to justify your bad behavior. The police have already been contacted. I hope they can identify who you are. It will help police investigations if you make your personal or organization's identity known. Questions? Call Steven Kays 434-8000

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  • FixFairfield.OrgNovember 04, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    How Does Fairfield Political Bully Respond To Accusations Of Political Harassment? With More Bullying! More details at http://fixfairfield.blogspot.com/2011/11/fairfield-political-bully-responds-to.html

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 04, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Steven, you're hilarious! Your paranoia is increasing daily.

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  • FixFairfield.OrgNovember 04, 2011 - 5:58 pm

    Look at the facts. If you're not paranoid then why don't you tell us who you really are? Your tactics are explained on the list of political tricks on the www.DogPonyShow.NET page. I suggest you read it.

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 04, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    Your link doesn't work. It really isn't any of your business who I am. I'm told you enough about me. If you don't believe me, that's your problem. I will add that you are barking up the wrong tree about CD, 707 and myself. All totally different people. I do happen to know CD and his wife. They are great people. I don't know 707 but I tend to agree with him and he cracks me up!

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  • Fairfield's Innovation InstituteNovember 05, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    You are just playing more word games. Thanks for the tip on www.DogPonyShow.NET being down. The other site ending with .ORG is another way there.

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  • 707truthNovember 04, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    Steve - you have the right to post and I have the right to comment back.... This is America and it is the First amendment. If the DR wants to remove me from commenting the will shut down my name and password. I have done nothing illegal, unethical or morally wrong. I just simply disagree with 99 percent of what you say. If you don't like people making comments about your posts then it is simple.....STOP POSTING! Do you think I don't have the same rights as you? You can say whatever you want.....I am not stopping you. I am expressing my view.

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  • Fix FairfieldNovember 04, 2011 - 7:20 pm

    More word games. Try the truth for once. Did you even think about our responses to your weird statements? Are you paid by the word or blog btpy the old boy bully network or whatever you call it ? New readers can look up 707truths other true statements and responSes. The first amendment does not protect crooks. Ask your criminal lawyer. Your veiled threats of political retaliation thru vandalism should be outlawed. But we can't find your real identity.

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 05, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz_6jagv_D4

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  • SavetheRepublicNovember 05, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Copy Cat What ever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you

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