Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Former Federal Way school nurse pleads not guilty to child rape, sexual misconduct

Defense attorneys told the judge Mark David Glenn “has been receiving death threats” and people have showed up at his Auburn home.

A former school nurse in the Federal Way Public Schools district charged with child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students pleaded not guilty on Jan. 23.

Mark David Glenn, 51, was charged with third-degree child rape, second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and communication with a minor for immoral purposes on Jan. 8 in King County Superior Court.

In October 2019, the district was made aware of Glenn’s alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student that began the prior spring, during which time the girl claims Glenn raped her in his car. Two additional students also claim Glenn made inappropriate comments about their bodies and allegedly touched them in a sexual manner when he was a nurse at Todd Beamer High School.

During Glenn’s arraignment hearing, defense attorneys requested a motion to limit media present in the courtroom to film or take photographs because Glenn “has been receiving death threats” via social media since the story broke.

Some people have also located his Auburn residence and members of the media showed up on his doorstep, the defense attorney told the judge.

“He has been receiving threats as a result of this case going public,” she said, to which Judge Veronica Galvan replied: “This is a public case.”

“People are entitled to see, even under difficult circumstances, justice being served in these courtrooms,” Galvan said. “I am going to deny the motion … We practice [constitutional principals], including allowing that First Amendment and access of the press to report on what’s happening in our courts.”

The media was ultimately granted allowance by the judge to photograph Glenn.

Glenn was ordered to surrender his concealed weapon carrying license and all weapons in possession for the court proceedings.

At the arraignment, the court also issued Glenn a no-contact order with minors, with the exception of his two teenage daughters.

Due to Glenn’s position as a contracted school nurse within the FWPS district, “he held a position of trust and authority over these children … and the state believes he abused that position.”

Glenn was held on a $100,000 bail and was released when he posted bond on Jan. 16.

He was employed as a nurse with Federal Way Public Schools from December 2018 through September 2019. Glenn was employed by Career Staff Unlimited, a third-party employment agency that contracts health care professionals with schools, according to charging documents.

Glenn served as an itinerant nurse at the district, a position that serves at assigned sites and locations where there are absences, such as when an employee calls out sick.

During his employment at Federal Way Public Schools, Glenn worked at 20 schools throughout the district, including a multitude of elementary, middle and all four of the district’s high schools.

The list of schools includes 10 elementary schools: Camelot, Enterprise, Green Gables, Lake Dolloff, Lake Grove, Meredith Hill, Mark Twain, Sunnycrest, Twin Lakes, Valhalla, Wildwood elementary schools. The list also includes three middle schools — Illahee, Lakota and Sequoyah — and the district’s four high schools: Federal Way, Thomas Jefferson, Todd Beamer and Decatur. In addition, Glenn was also a nurse at STEM/STEAM schools Nautilus K-8 and TAF@Saghalie.

Glenn’s credentials as a licensed practical nurse expired on Nov. 9, 2019, according to the Washington State Department of Health.


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Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Mark David Glenn, 51, pleads not guilty to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students on Jan. 23. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

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