2 Clovis High School employees arrested for sex with the same student, police say

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Two male employees at Clovis High School have been arrested for separate sexual incidents with the same student. (Clovis Police Department)

Two male employees at Clovis High School have been arrested for separate sexual incidents with the same student. Clovis police arrested Matthew Pena and Dwayne Andrews in connection with the same investigation.

Andrews was nearing the peak of his Fresno State football career on the day Reggie Bush ran past him on the way to a tight USC win back in November 2005. Nine years later, he was still involved in football as an assistant coach for Clovis High. But Clovis Unified police served him with personnel paperwork as his career came to an end at the Fresno County jail.

"Dwayne, do you want to say anything about what happened?" an Action News reporter asked him.

"I don't have any comments right now," Andrews said.

Pena was a photography teacher at Clovis High. He was an assistant baseball coach and even worked for a time as the official scorekeeper at Fresno Grizzlies games. But the Pacific Coast League fired him last summer for performance related issues. And this week, his career at Clovis Unified also came to an end.

"Our school became aware of the possibility of a rumor that there might be an inappropriate relationship between a student and a staff member on late Wednesday," said district spokeswoman Kelly Avants.

Investigators believe Pena was sexually involved with a student who was 17 at the time. School administrators handed over the probe to Clovis police and it expanded from just Pena to Andrews as well.

"They followed through," said Clovis Police Department spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee. "They got search warrants for each one of them. They went and arrested each one of the men."

The men are facing the exact same charges with the same alleged victim, a senior who turned 18 in December. But police say the incidents were separate and Pena and Andrews were arrested at separate locations. Investigators also say they don't believe any crimes happened on campus. But the situation is unnerving for students and staff.

"Whenever you learn about something like this, it's heartbreaking," said Avants. "It's devastating to everyone involved."

Police say they don't believe there are any other victims or suspects. Pena resigned from the school district Thursday.



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