Live Oak teacher arrested for stabbing husband resigns

Kim Lemos

Kim Lemos, an assistant principal at Live Oak High School,
resigned Aug. 5 nearly one year after she stabbed her husband Tim
Lemos, a Christopher High School football coach, in a domestic
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Today’s breaking news:
Kim Lemos, an assistant principal at Live Oak High School, resigned Aug. 5 nearly one year after she stabbed her husband Tim Lemos, a Christopher High School football coach, in a domestic dispute at their Gilroy home.

Police said Lemos, 39, stabbed Tim in the chest Aug. 25, 2010, and caused him other minor injuries. The altercation happened after the couple were in the midst of an argument about “marriage issues,” police said. Gilroy police arrested Lemos Aug. 26, 2010, after she turned herself in for the incident which occurred the night before at the couple’s home on Swallow Lane in Gilroy.

In December 2010, Lemos pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor and was sentenced to attend a 32-hour anger management course. She did not serve any jail time, though she did face a maximum sentence of four years in prison for the felony charge of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, which was later reduced.

When GPD officer Eric Garcia arrived at the scene in August 2010, he recovered a 9-inch kitchen knife with a two-pronged tip from the couple’s master bedroom where the dispute took place and also booked into evidence a man’s white T-shirt with dried blood. Tim Lemos drove himself to Saint Louise Hospital to treat his chest wound and hand wounds, from trying to grab the knife from Kim Lemos.

At least three children were in the house at the time of the dispute, according to the report.

According to the personnel order in the Morgan Hill Unified School District’s board agenda, she resigned as a teacher from Central Continuation High School. For the 2010-2011 school year, she was assistant principal at Live Oak High School, where her duties included dealing with discipline, attendance, athletics, and school safety.

Lemos taught English at Gilroy High School until 2003 when she accepted a job at Live Oak High School.

MHUSD Superintendent Wes Smith, citing a personnel matter, declined to comment.

After the stabbing, Lemos continued to work at Live Oak and was not on administrative leave during the school year. According to section 44940 of the California Education Code, an employee is only given a mandatory leave of absence if the charge is related to a sexual offense, selling controlled substances to minors, or using a controlled substance.

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