Christopher Ehren Matyas
Photo: Newton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Newton County Sheriff's Office

Newton County teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

A Newton County fine arts teacher faces two felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting students last month, authorities said.

Christopher Ehren Matyas, born in 1980, of Covington, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report.

He was a teacher at Alcovy High School, and both school employees and students reported the alleged sexual assaults on March 22, according to the police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

Newton County School District spokeswoman Sherri Davis sent the news station a statement that said, in part: 

“School officials launched an investigation and immediately reported the allegations to local law enforcement. Mr. Matyas was removed from the classroom setting and placed on leave during the course of the investigation. He will not return to the classroom.”

He’s out of jail on a $16,700 bond, records show.

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