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Cumberland Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Posted April 17, 2007

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— A Cumberland County high school teacher is behind bars after being charged with having sex with a student.

Authorities said Matthew Cameron King, 26, of King Road in Saint Pauls, engaged in a sexual encounter with the student in March at Gray's Creek High School in Fayetteville.

Detectives arrested King on Tuesday and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a student.

King was held in the Cumberland County Jail on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.


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  • crazygirlforyou7 Apr 25, 2007

    I do not believe that he had sex with her. He was my teacher before, he is not that kind of person & I agree with everyone else, peopl are just making stuff up about him & most of it isnt true. Dont believe it until you hear Mr. King say it.

  • ecubabe17 Apr 24, 2007

    Exactly ncgirl0515 i agree with you 100%. Leave the king family alone and let everyone go own about their own business. This whole thing has blown up into something it isnt even 5% true of. If everyone learns anything from this its to believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see....point blank.

  • NCgirl0515 Apr 23, 2007

    I have known the King family for many years. Its hard to hear the things people are saying about Matthew. The things he is being accused of are alittle ridiculous! Come on people get a life. And please leave the King family alone!They are having to deal with this too. Think about it, what if it was your family. How would you like it? So please respect Matthew and his family. If you havent sat down with Matthew and heard his point of view, please dont jump to conclusions.

  • lizard Apr 22, 2007

    Disband gov't schools immediately and homeschool.

  • robsmom Apr 19, 2007

    Mrs. King We all love you. Stay STRONG

  • robsmom Apr 19, 2007

    I know that my son absolutely LOVES Mr. King. Mr. King has been such a special person in my son's life. He has been a great leader in the FFA (along with his wife..my son loves her too).I really think this is a "bad rap" on Mr. King and that he will continue to have these boys' respect and love that he has earned throughout his career.

  • Lalala Apr 19, 2007

    Point blank he is a teacher at the school the girl attended. He knows better and so does she. It shouldn't have happened. He should not be allowed to teach anymore if anything was between the two and if it comes up she is not telling the truth, then she needs to be repermanded.

  • ecubabe17 Apr 19, 2007

    I understand that but all we know for certain that an overwhelming majority agree he did not have sex with her..but who knows what the circumstances where that led to a kiss or whatever occurred..and yes he is a good man-regardless of these things that are being said and yes he is married but mistakes happen, people learn from them and grow, people cheat but people also forgive, No matter what he isnt the sole person to blame..this isnt enough crime for a monetary fine or ruin families. My characteristic analysis of him is based on my knowing him for years....even prior to his marriage...and who was to say everything was going right in his marriage before this happened.....WHO KNOWS? But hes not felon...Hes a good man based on my knowledge.

  • Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Apr 19, 2007

    First of all, WRAL is wrong by reporting that he had sex with her. They have an obligation as a mass media outlet to report the facts. Second, everyone keeps mentioning that she was of age. He is a teacher and she is a student, so it doesn't matter the age. If he can't keep his desires in check until after she graduates then he has a problem. Needless to say he has a problem anyways since he's married. He might be a "good man", but breaking the law while in a teacher role and cheating on your wife is not what being a good teacher and being a good man is about.

  • refiman Apr 19, 2007

    Hell, maybe he thought she was of age. These little girls want to dress like they are porn stars. Maybe her dressing that way backfired on her. Maybe parent should take control of their children's dress and activities.