Coaches placed on administrative leave from other duties in Bauxite

Coaches placed on administrative leave from other duties in Bauxite
(Source: KATV)

BAUXITE (KAIT/KATV) - A pair of Central Arkansas baseball coaches placed on administrative leave in connection with a hazing investigation involving the baseball team at their school have been placed on administrative leave on their teaching duties as administrators continue to await information involving the investigation before moving forward.

According to Little Rock television station KATV, Bauxite head baseball coach Michael Mattox and assistant coach Steven Tew were placed on leave Tuesday from their duties nearly a week after the district placed them on leave from their coaching duties.

The Arkansas State Police and the 18th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's office have been investigating the case involving allegations of sexual assault by Bauxite students.

Three students who were accused of sexual harassment and hazing were expelled earlier this week, KATV reported.

As for the investigation, officials say it is still ongoing.

However, once the investigation is done, district officials will make a decision whether or not any action is taken on the coaches' contracts.

If there is a recommendation from the district's superintendent to terminate or not renew the coaches' contracts, the coaches can request a hearing be held before the school board.

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