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Fairfax County Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

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A teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, was arrested Wednesday and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student, police say.

Philip Spivey, 57, is a teacher at Justice High School and also works as a private music teacher, police said.

Detectives say Spivey was having sexual contact with a student at Justice High School.

A Fairfax County music teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. News4's Shomari Stone spoke to students and parents who knew him.

The inappropriate behavior began in October and continued into December, according to court documents.

He faces four felony charges of indecent liberties by a custodian.

Spivey is being held in jail without bond, police say.

School officials said Spivey took personal leave Jan. 8 and has been suspended without pay following the charges.

Spivey taught English to students with different native languages.

Justice High School Principal Maria Eck said staff at the school learned of the relationship this month and notified police.

Spivey taught private piano lessons at Foxes Music in Falls Church for the past year. But he stopped showing up for the Saturday lessons at the start of the year.

Police are asking that anyone who has information or who may have had inappropriate contact with Spivey to call 703-246-7800 or submit an anonymous tip to 1-866-411-TIPS.

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