The Park City School District released information on the Sheriff taking a former Ecker Hill Middle School Teacher info into custody. The release reads:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2016
Park City School District has been informed by the Summit County Sheriff’s office that Derek Spitzer, a former teacher at Ecker Hill Middle School, was taken into custody earlier today.
Mr. Spitzer was placed on leave when the District became aware of a complaint about inappropriate communications with a student. As a result of the District’s internal investigation, Mr. Spitzer was notified of his termination on January 12, 2016.
Based on the complaint, the Summit County Sheriff’s office opened a criminal investigation. The district has been cooperating with the Summit County Sheriff and County Attorney’s office in the subsequent investigation of Mr. Spitzer. We will continue to work with their offices to ensure that no other students were impacted.
Any questions regarding this matter are to be directed to Joy Natale at the Summit County Attorney’s office. (435) 615-3818.