Teacher allegedly found walking nude is jailed — (The Fresno Bee)

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By Louis Galvan / The Fresno Bee

09/11/08 23:05:24

A teacher at Mayfair Elementary School in Fresno was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly was found walking nude in his neighborhood in central Fresno, police reported.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Mark Clark Greene Jr., 57, was cited on a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure and released.

Jeff Cardinale, a police spokesman, said officers went to the 1500 block of North Poplar Avenue about 11:30 p.m. after a neighbor called police to report a nude man walking on the street.

Cardinale said Greene reportedly told officers he had been out to dinner and had several drinks earlier in the evening.

Greene, reportedly taking medication for depression, told officers he started playing his guitar and that he undressed, as he usually does when he is playing his guitar at home.

“He told officers he had gone out to cool off,” Cardinale said.

The investigation is continuing, Cardinale said.

Fresno Unified spokeswoman Susan Bedi said Thursday that Greene, who has been a full-time teacher at Fresno Unified since 1999, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Bedi also said school psychologists have been made available to students at Mayfair Elementary.

The reporter can be reached at lgalvan@fresnobee.com or (559)441-6139.