Toledo Public Schools investigating alleged inappropriate contact between coach and student

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Officials from the Toledo Public School District say they are investigating allegations that a volunteer coach at Start High School had improper contact with a student at the school.

The coach was banned from going to school and participating in sporting events, according to a statement from assistant superintendent James Gant. The district has also brought Lucas County’s childcare services into the investigation and contacted the Toledo Police Department.

Gant said in a statement that the district began the investigation as soon as the administration became aware of the concerns, although an exact date has not yet been announced. Gant said that all volunteer trainers are required to undergo a background check and provide other credentials before working with the district.

13abc is working to investigate further details regarding the investigation and allegations, but the district has said this statement is all they are currently releasing. You can read the full explanation below.

Toledo Public Schools is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by a volunteer trainer against a starting high school student. Due to the nature of the allegations, Lucas County Children Services was contacted. Currently, the volunteer is prohibited from going to school or participating in sporting events. The investigation began as soon as the school administration became aware of the concerns. All volunteer coaches are required to have a background exam and other credentials before they can help with a TPS sports program. The Toledo police have also been contacted and are aware of the situation. At this time, the district has no further comments to make on this matter.

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