Police said Bryan Paul Mertz was arrested and his home searched for evidence after an interview with an alleged victim.
The investigation began when the Special Victims Section – Crimes against Children Unit of the police department was contacted by a school resource officer about allegations of a sexual offense involving a high school teacher, according to the police department. District 20 officials cooperated with law enforcement in the investigation.
District 20 public information officer Nanette Anderson told 7NEWS that Mertz was a teacher at Air Academy High School “until yesterday.” His name no longer appears on the staff list of the high school’s website.
“Due to Mr. Mertz’s employment as a teacher, he had contact with minors on a regular basis and there is a concern there may be additional victims,” a statement from the police department read.
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