Samuel Bernard was a history teacher at Midvale High School. His students included Alex Danvers, Kara Danvers, Kenny Li, and Josie. At some point in 2007, Samuel began an illicit love affair with Josie. Kenny discovered their relationship when he caught the two of them kissing in the woods through his telescope. Kenny emailed Samuel a copy of the picture as a warning that he knew of the affair, which angered the latter.
The next day, Kenny was found murdered. When the photo he took was uncovered, Alex confronted Josie, believing Samuel had killed Kenny to hide their affair. Josie revealed Alex's findings to Samuel, much to his concern. After school, Josie visited Samuel at his house, where they discussed the situation. She then witnessed him being arrested since Alex had reported their relationship to the authorities. In the end, Kenny's murderer was revealed to be Sheriff Ronald Collins, not Samuel.
Samuel was sentenced to 10 years in prison for statutory rape.