It’s not often that coaches or gym teachers are actually caught in the act when they have inappropriate relationships with underage students. Usually it starts with gossip among students and faculty, parents noticing something out of the ordinary or a spurned girlfriend or boyfriend. But this time we do mean “caught in the act.”
This time we have Basalt High School (CO) gym teacher and girl’s basketball coach Lauren Redfern who was allegedly in her office bathroom at school with an 18-year-old male student when the school’s athletic director walked in looking for her back on February 9th. Once caught, she immediately left the office with the startled AD and the school immediately launched an investigation.
Additionally, because Colorado has a “person of authority” rule, the fact that the boy was above the age of consent does not matter in this case. A police investigation has determined that the pair has been “hooking up” (as the kids say) for the past four months, starting when the student was 17 and the encounters allegedly took place at her home and his. Except for that last one in the office bathroom.
Redfern, who is in jail currently awaiting a bond hearing, faces two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, pattern of abuse. The later is a Class 3 felony.
Source: Aspen Times
Don’t want to go into great detail here (I’ll let the lengthy story link below do that) but it’s amazing that we’re even discussing this: the parents of a 9-year-old hockey player in Massachusetts wanted to stop a game in progress to celebrate their son’s 200th goal. Never mind that the team couldn’t confirm the stats and the coach felt the time to celebrate such a thing is best AFTERWARDS. (And, in reality, he’d rather celebrate TEAM accomplishments.) So, the boy’s parents and coach are each accusing the other of inappropriate behavior and likely the real losers are the rest of the team.
And society as a whole.
Five bucks says this kid is burned out playing hockey before he’s 15 and never wants to lace up the skates again after that.
Read the full story here.
Many times in life, you get the option to just walk away from an incident. This is one of those times and the Lorain High (Ohio) cheerleader should have walked away . . . but she didn’t. In the end, security guards and cops with attack dogs got involved and three people went to jail. Was it worth it?
It all started at halftime of a boy’s basketball game versus Clearview High School last Saturday. One of Lorain’s cheerleaders was walking through the lobby when she claims someone bumped her on purpose. A police officer working the game as security saw what happened and told her to just walk away. Did she? Nope.
Instead, this young lady pushed her way through a crowd of about 100 people to get to the person who bumped her, with the cop close behind. Meanwhile, her boyfriend joins in the fun after the officer tries to stop her by grabbing her elbow. Now the cop has to deal with this fool and while he’s putting the kid on the ground, another teenager starts trying to get the crowd into an all out brawl. That’s when the officer with a K9 assistant steps in.
In the end, all three were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct persisting, while the boyfriend was also slapped with an assault charge. No word if they took her mug shot while she was still wearing her cheerleader uniform.
Source: Morning Journal