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School Board Accused Of Negligence In Mizer case

March 25th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

WCBC News has confirmed that a Maryland teenager has claimed in federal court that the Allegany County Board of Education never took action against a Mountain Ridge High School math teacher who engaged in an inappropriate relationship with her, despite years of complaints.

Board Attorney Gary Hanna told us that he is aware of the lawsuit, but that the board has not been officially served.

The teacher described in the March 17th lawsuit, Bart Alan Mazer, pleaded guilty earlier this month to sex offenses, involving his conduct with a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old. Mazer, 43, faces the possibility of two years in prison and a $2,000 fine when he is sentenced. 

Describing herself in the complaint only as Jane Doe No. 52, the plaintiff says that the Allegany County Board of Education did not put Mazer on leave until he was brought up on criminal charges last year, after she "built up the courage to disclose her secret."

Doe says Mazer had built up a reputation for himself in his seven years at the school for being "creepy and overly flirtatious with female students."  Quoting the report, Mazer "frequently served, invited various female students to his house to drink alcohol and had several sexual relationships with minor students." 

Courthouse News broke the story…


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