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Feb. 21, 2024

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Vancouver teacher suspected of voyeurism appears in court

By , Columbian Local News Editor

An Evergreen High School teacher suspected of using his phone to take photos and video up the skirts of students, including one in his class, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.

Matthew Morasch, 40, was scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of voyeurism, but the hearing was pushed back to Friday. His newly retained attorney, Alan Harvey with Northwest Legal Advocates, appeared with him.

Morasch is accused of filming up a female student’s dress while she was seated at a table where he was helping students who were working on final projects, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court. The alleged incident occurred on June 15, two days before the end of the school year.

Some students reported seeing Morasch filming the lower half of the 14-year-old girl. One student snapped a photo during the alleged incident, court records said.

Morasch was placed on paid administrative leave the same day, a school district spokesperson said. The science teacher was finishing his 10th year in the school district.

Police subsequently seized and searched his mobile phone and reportedly found that the alleged video had been deleted. However, there was another photo and video taken of two different females in April. One photo was taken in Morasch’s classroom. The other was taken inside the Battle Ground Goodwill store, according to the affidavit.