Matthews middle school teacher charged with sexual exploitation of minor

Christopher Muggler

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A Matthews middle school teacher has been fired after being accused of sex crimes.

Christopher Muggler taught and coached at Covenant Day School in Matthews and volunteered with Christ Covenant Church.

Authorities said he is charged with five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

(Christopher Muggler)

The school said the charges are related to online activity and they do not believe any students are involved.


"Christ Covenant Church and Covenant Day School have been made aware that one of Christ Covenant’s youth volunteers and Covenant Day’s middle school teachers and coaches, Mr. Chris Muggler, was arrested off-campus on Tuesday, March 26, 2019,  by the Union County Sherriff’s Office and charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor related to online activity.

Mr. Muggler is no longer employed at Covenant Day and is not allowed on the church or school campuses. As a church and school, we are shocked and grieved by the news details above. Covenant Day parents and Christ Covenant Church youth parents have been made aware of this incident. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities in every way possible.

Since this is an ongoing investigation, the details of the incident are not available for release and may continue to be limited until the judicial process moves forward. As of this time, we have no reason to believe that any of our students are or have been involved. The safety and security of our students is our primary concern and utmost priority."

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