Lawsuit exposes Atascadero teacher’s lecherous behavior

October 24, 2019

Chris Berdoll


A lawsuit filed earlier this week against the Atascadero Unified School District for not protecting its students details how a former teacher used his wards to make child pornography.

Chris Berdoll, 48, was a sixth grade teacher at the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, part of the Atascadero Unified School District, until his Aug. 2018 arrest. San Luis Obispo County prosecutors then charged him with 44 felony counts related to the production and possession of child pornography.

Six of the 20 identified victims in the case filed a lawsuit against the district on Tuesday.

According to the suit, Berdoll would ask the girls to help him straighten up the classroom and to have lunch with him. While alone with students, Berdoll would upskirt the girls and have students pose or model for him, the suit says.

If students declined his alleged invitations, Berdoll would follow them to the playground with his electronic devices.

In some cases, Berdoll photoshopped himself having sex with images of his students, according to the lawsuit.

The suit accuses the district of failing to ensure proper protocols were followed and that students were protected.

Berdoll’s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 29, and he remains out of jail, having posted a $500,000 bail.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

What a sick, disgusting man!

And it’s sad that he only has to post 10% of the $500,000 bail to get out (which he did) and now he’s out walking around again.

What has this world come to?

How does this piece of shit get out on bail???

You can thank Governor Newsom and our legislators.

He posted $500,000 dollars

44 Felonies his bail should be 5 million.

I agree. However, we have all these constitutional rights awarded to us. One of them being the right against excessive bail. Judges set or deny bail. Local elections matter.

Funny how I get downvoted for encouraging people to vote in local elections.

My daughter went to that school… *shivers*