Deputies: Teacher kidnapped students for fast-food run

By Patrick Santomauro, Producer, psantomauro@wkmg.com
Published On: Jun 10 2014 12:30:51 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 10 2014 12:31:32 AM EDT
John Maust

Arroyo Pacific Academy

LOS ANGELES -

Los Angeles County deputies arrested a teacher for kidnapping his students and forcing them to go on a fast-food run.

Deputies say three students saw John Maust, 34, standing on the sidewalk Saturday night. Maust asked the students for a ride and the students let him in the car.

Deputies say during the ride, Maust became aggressive and the students asked him to get out. The students say Maust pulled out a knife and demanded they take him to Jack in the Box.

One of the students managed to call 911, which Maust and caused him to get out of the car.

Deputies say Maust turned himself in the next day and was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and criminal threats. His bond was set at $300,000 and he is due in court Tuesday.

Maust was suspended from his role as a teacher at Arroyo Pacific Academy in Arcadia.

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