Former Alcovy High School teacher charged with felony sexual assault

A Newton County teacher has been fired after being accused of having inappropriate contact with female students.

Alcovy High School fine arts teacher Christopher Matyas was arrested on two felony sexual assault charges.

Investigators said Matyas touched and made inappropriate comments to at least two students.

Police said the alleged victims are 17 and 18 years old.

Matyas was released from jail on a $15,000 bond.