New school year to open at Nazareth High with popular teacher Matthew Greene missing
When the fall term begins at Nazareth Area High School on Monday, one teacher will be conspicuous by his absence.
Matthew Greene was a popular math teacher at the school when he vanished while on a backpacking trip in California last month.
Police say the 39-year-old Greene was in California to hike and climb the Eastern Sierra, a region that features extremely steep and rugged terrain. The last time anybody heard from him was July 16.
His disappearance has baffled friends and family who call Greene a highly experienced, cautious outdoorsman.
Searches of the vast wilderness for the former Peace Corps volunteer have thus far been unsuccessful.
A hiker recently found a pair of eyeglasses that might belong to Greene.
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