ROCKVILLE (CBSDC) — A Montgomery County teacher is under arrest for allegedly having sex with a student whom he coached and taught when she was in the 8th grade.

Montgomery County Police charged 47-year-old Scott Duane Spear with two counts of committing a fourth-degree sex offense on Thursday.

Spear is a teacher at Julius West Middle School and the basketball and track coach at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.

Police initiated an investigation after they received information that a 16-year-old student at Richard Montgomery High School had sexual intercourse with Spear.

The unnamed complainant told police the student informed them that she had sex with Spear in May or June or 2011.

Spear had been the girl’s track coach since 2009 and was also her 8th grade teacher.

The student and teacher were in constant contact with each other during that time. Authorities say the pair frequently communicated via cell phone during and after school hours as well as on weekend.

Spear allegedly initiated a sexual relationship with the girl at his residence in April or May of 2011. They had sex at least twice according to police.

Comments (9)
  1. Sam says:

    The Richard Montgomery male two step.
    First do the dance you were hired to do , then get some on the side.
    Former Principal getting paid on site for extra $$$$ and fired.
    The current principal oblivious and proud and egocentric,
    The sports department head a chauvinistic old boy who skirts ordinances for his own acclaim.
    Teachers and staff who spend students money made from efforts at fundraising for dinners etc.

  2. Kay Katz says:

    Having worked with Scott over many years, I feel so sad about this.

  3. Becky says:

    Not a surprise. Not at all. I think I speak for thousands of Julius West and RM alumnae/faculty/administrators who knew it was only a matter of time before something like this came to the surface.

  4. A Parent says:

    Mr. Spear is the CROSS-COUNTRY coach, not the track coach. It may seem a detail, but the sports differ, as do their participants and trainers. And let’s remember that these are allegations, as far as we know.

    1. Me says:

      Yes, finally someone with a brain. He’s not the freakin track coach. And yeah he is innocent until proven guilty..

      1. SAM says:

        Yeah you both have a “FREAKIN brain”

        He is guilty until proven innocent when it comes to our children, and up the ante when it was reported by the child victim.

        Your emphasis on what he does as a job vs his arrest stipulation shows much more about your brains than you will ever know.

  5. fmr says:

    as one of his cross-country runners, as well as a former student…and a girl, I can say to all of you that based on my personal interactions with him and knowledge of stuff happening back in 98…this really isn’t a surprise.

  6. Sienna says:

    I saw an African American teacher walking with a teenage male student near the run off pond on Mt. Vernon Pl and it is on the same land very close to the school.
    Everyone was looking at the nesting of a Mother goose and her mate protecting his family for a couple of weeks and it was a celebrated event for the neighborhood and
    those passing slowly by to watch.
    The teenage boy began throwing rocks at the geese and yelling “beast BEAST”
    The woman did not stop him and someone asked if she was Richard Montgomery teacher after calling on the student to stop. She denied it as they both walk back and in to the School.
    I have seen nothing but arrogance and an inflated sense of ientitlement from authorities and teachers from hat place.

  7. kavaughn says:

    Disappointing N He Used To Be My Teacher Mann …

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