A Baltimore City elementary school teacher faces multiple sex abuse charges after Harford County Sheriff’s deputies discovered him with a 15-year-old boy in a parked car in a Bel Air residential community early Saturday morning.
Mark A. Hyzer, 25, of Baltimore, a fourth-grade teacher at Beechfield Elementary Middle School, is charged with third degree sex offense, fourth degree sex offense, sexual abuse of a minor, and second degree assault after a report of a suspicious vehicle led deputies to the 200 block of Victory Lane in Bel Air at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. David Betz of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center.
Betz said the vehicle’s windows were fogged and the pair’s clothing was in disarray when deputies arrived. The victim, a native of the Bel Air area, described sexual acts which had taken place, and Hyzer confirmed the teen’s account. Betz said it is believed that the acts were not forced.
Hyzer was arrested and held at the Harford County Detention Center until a bail review, which was scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Monday. The outcome of that process was not immediately available.
Hyzer has been placed on leave, according to a release from the Baltimore City Public Schools system:
Baltimore City Public Schools has been informed that Mark Allen Hyzer, Jr., a City Schools elementary school teacher, was arrested in Harford County over the weekend for alleged inappropriate contact with a 15-year old male. According to the Harford County Sheriff’s office, the teacher faces several sex offense charges. According to protocol, the teacher has been placed on leave.