David “Dewey” Louis Vasses, a 29-year-old Science Teacher/Wrestling coach with C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, was arrested Saturday on charges that stem from information that a teacher at the high school was having a sexual relationship with at least one student at the school.
On Saturday, March 8, 2008, Harford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Vasses, of the 100 block of Kipling Court in Abingdon, on charges of sexual child abuse, 4th degree sex offense and unnatural and perverted practices.
Vasses was released on $50,000.00 bond.
On the web site Rate My Teachers, Vasses is evidently ranked on his teaching performances at Aberdeen Middle School by several people who appear to be former students. Several of the comments, at least one dating back longer than a year, mention Vasses’ behavior as “really freaky,” “kinda sick and nasty,” “scary,” and refer to things he said that were “def.. outta line to students.” The latest comment, from two weeks ago, mentions word around school that Vasses had been “hooking up” with a student.
1/28/07: I think he’s the coolest teacher in the world. I love his reptiles and dog stories!
2/07/07: I thought he was awsome to looked forward to his class all day
2/24/07: ok, he is really freaky and really hard teacher. he is also kinda sick and nasty
8/15/07: He is so awsome i loved going to his class cause he was so cool!!!!!!!
8/19/07: awsome teacher! totally awsome. Made me, a new student, feel totally part of the class! Awsome. I will never forget him or his stories!
8/29/07: mr.v was a cool but scary teacher, he’d say things def.. outta line to students.
2/29/08: oh wow well the news around out school is he was hooking up with a student and just got arrested yesterday
The investigation is still continuing. Anyone with any information about this matter, is urged to contact the Harford County Child Advocacy Center at 410-638-3294.