California teacher suspended until further notice after alleged kidnapping

By WKTV News

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California high school teacher who allegedly kidnapped three of his students at knifepoint over the weekend and demanded they take him to Jack-in-the-Box has been suspended until further notice.
Arroyo Pacific Academy President Philip Clarke says the school contacted 34-year-old teacher John Edward Maust and told him he is on indefinite leave.
Clarke says the school will have no comment. He adds that Maust has been a long-term, well-respected member of the faculty so the staff's hearts and prayers go out to him and his family.

Clarke has been at the 130-student private school in Arcadia for 10 years. He teaches social studies and physical education. 

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