A teacher from Rialto High School in San Bernadino, California is still using his MySpace to communicate with students even though he’s facing criminal charges. 31-year-old Matthew Cepican was found with a 16-year-old student from Rialto High in his car in what the article describes as a remote area. He’s been charged with suspicion of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a minor. Age of consent in California is 18.
Meanwhile, Cepican has continued to post on MySpace.com, a popular online networking site, and former and current students have sent him messages of support.
On March 3, an 18-year-old man from Rialto who said he didn’t care what was said about his teacher posted this message: “sup mr.C & you still the downest teacher i had & .”
High school students said that Cepican was popular, laid back, young and hip and that they could use slang with him.
In a blog dated March 20, Cepican wrote, “I miss you all more than I can say. You got me through the toughest years of my life and owe all my dreams and success to you.
“My greatest reward ain’t some stupid recognition from my peers. My greatest reward is your love and respect. I will never forget you … .”
Thank God he’s not the English teacher.