Charlottesville Teacher Accused of Sexual Misconduct

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

September 29, 2006

A Charlottesville High School teacher is under investigation, after his student accused him of improper sexual contact.

Sources confirm an underage male Charlottesville High School student has come forward with allegations that his music teacher improperly touched him.

The teacher being accused is Jonathan Spivey. Spivey is the choral director at Charlottesville High School and a prominent member of the community.

Administrators at Mount Zion Baptist Church, where Spivey is minister of music, were shocked at the allegations.

The Executive Secretary Ms. Price said she didn’t believe it and that she knows Spivey to be an upstanding person.

These allegations were reported to school authorities and later to the police.

Charlottesville Police then executed a search warrant on Charlottesville High School last Friday looking for evidence. It is not known what may have been confiscated from the school as the search warrant has been sealed.

Sources say it’s not uncommon for the warrant to be sealed because of the sensitivity of information, and the fact that the student is underage.

A subpoena for additional documents was issued on the Charlottesville schools central office this week.

School Superintendent Rosa Atkins told us she could not comment on personnel matters and would not confirm nor deny the allegations.

This is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed. School board members confirm the teacher has not been dismissed but would not confirm if the teacher has been suspended. Spivey has not reported to work this week.

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