The police have arrested a teacher from a California public school for allegedly hiding a teenager, 17-year-old Michael Ramirez, for almost two years after his disappearance from his home. Ramirez is a friend of the accused's son.

61-year-old Holga Castillo Olivares, a teacher at the Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School in Sacramento, was charged with the detention of a minor with intent to conceal from a parent, a felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor, said reports.

She was accused of hiding the teenager in her home since the teen’s parents reported him missing on June 9, 2020, when he was 15, according to the media.

On March 11, 2022, Ramirez finally came back to his Rancho Cordova home, after he was last seen on May 18, 2020, police said.

Ramirez's family said he had been staying at the home of a former friend, whose mother is Olivares, said reports.

According to the boy’s guardian, Katte Smith, the teenager left home after an argument with his family.

Smith said, “He felt like the grass was greener on the other side.”

“We felt so robbed of all this time with him. You can’t just hide someone’s kid and think that’s OK,” she added.

The Sacramento City Unified School District said the charges against Olivares, who was put on administrative leave, “are for acts unrelated to the employee’s assigned duties.”

The teacher “was taken into custody at the school after students were dismissed for the day,” the district told KCRA.

In a similar incident, a Michigan family who went missing after the father claimed to have secret knowledge about the Sept. 11 terror attacks was found safe Sunday, Oct. 16, authorities said.

The family was located in Stevens Point, Wisc., in the morning, police told the media, and authorities have subsequently closed the case into their disappearance.

Anthony and Suzette Cirigliano, both 51, and sons Brandon, 19, and Noah, 15, went missing last Sunday. The father had called 911 hours before the family disappeared, saying, “People want to erase me from the face of the Earth” and that his family needed police protection.

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