"Mr. Sears is the best teacher ever! I was in his class before I switched schools and I couldn't ask for a better teacher," one wrote.
He came to the school in August 2006 and taught English while serving as a class adviser and a basketball coach, according to his LinkedIn profile. A graduate of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, he previously taught high school English from August 2004 to June 2006 in Culpeper County, Va., schools, according to the profile.
Charging documents also describe him as a teacher in the AVID program, a program geared toward helping students prepare for college.
Sears was taken into custody at the Eastern District police station in Pasadena about 8:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Anne Arundel County police at 410-222-3482.
Baltimore Sun reporter Steve Kilar contributed to this article.
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