Bail set for Redwood City student accused of attacking teacher 

A student accused of attacking and attempting to rape a teacher in the parking lot of a Redwood City high school had his bail set at $1 million Wednesday.

David Andres Velasquez, 19, allegedly emerged from the bushes at Summit Preparatory High School with a knife and accosted the teacher, a 29-year-old San Francisco woman, about 5:15 p.m. Monday, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

The alleged creep “grabbed her from behind, put a knife to her side and ordered her to walk to her car and get in,” Wagstaffe said. He threatened to kill her if she didn’t follow his orders, the district attorney said. She said she recognized his voice as a student.

To delay the attack, the teacher dropped her keys, Wagstaffe said.

“He pushed her to the ground, pried her legs apart with his elbow, lay down on top of her and began thrusting his hips onto hers,” the prosecutor said.

Another teacher interrupted the attack by screaming at him, which prompted him to flee, Wagstaffe said.

Velasquez appeared in court Wednesday but did not enter a plea. He is scheduled to do so Feb. 8, prosecutors said. He remains in custody.

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