Glendale teacher resigns amid allegations of sex with student
By Alicia Barron
GLENDALE - A science teacher and assistant wrestling coach at a Glendale high school has resigned amid a sex scandal.
Matt Spencer, 38, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 19-year-old male student at Mountain Ridge High School.
The school district put Spencer on leave after finding out about the alleged relationship. Spencer resigned two days later. Sandi Hicks, a spokesperson for the school district, says, “I mean, it's unprofessional conduct and we don't have any tolerance for, you know, trying to get around it."
Tim Small, a student, adds, "I love Mr. Spencer. He's a really cool guy and, you know, what he does on his own time that's his business."
A spokesperson for the school district says Spencer actually met the student on the social networking website Facebook first. The young man is about to graduate.