To post bail.
Police arrested a San Jose high school teacher Tuesday afternoon on suspicion he tried to arrange a meeting with a teenage girl he’d met on the Internet.The 13-year-old girl was actually a Santa Cruz police detective.
Police said James Barany, 37, initiated a chat room conversation with the girl and during the course of the conversation, he agreed to meet the girl at a location in Santa Cruz. Police did not disclose where the meeting occurred or how long Barany had allegedly been conversing with the girl. Police also would not disclose what high school he worked at, but a secretary at Overfelt High School in San Jose confirmed Barany is the school’s band director. The principal there referred all calls to East Side Union High School District Superintendent Bob Nuñez, who did not return phone calls seeking comment.