Redwood City student held in lieu of $1M bail 

A 19-year-old Redwood City high school student has been charged with four felonies after police say he attempted to rape his former teacher.

Redwood City police say David Velasquez brandished a knife at a 29-year-old San Francisco woman in the Summit Preparatory High School garage Monday night, and forced her toward her car. Authorities say Velasquez was interrupted by a fellow teacher who came upon the scene, and ran off.

The San Mateo County Times (http://bit.ly/wQtpYY) reports that Velasquez was charged Wednesday with kidnapping to commit rape, criminal threats, false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit rape of the woman.

He is being held in San Mateo County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

Velasquez is scheduled to appear in court to enter a plea on Feb. 8.

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Information from: San Mateo County Times, http://www.sanmateotimes.com

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