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Lockhart Coach Suspended Amid Investigation
The Lockhart school district has placed P.E. teacher and coach Zach Underwood on leave after complaints were filed against him. The district has not given any specifics about those complaints, but officials say they warrants swift action.
It's not known if Underwood has been arrested, and if so, what charges he's facing.
Superintendent Susan Bohn sent a letter home to parents:
Dear Lockhart High School Parents and Guardians,
I am writing to inform you that Lockhart High School teacher and coach Zach Underwood was placed on administrative leave February 15, 2018, after the school district administration learned of complaints against him. The school district also notified local law enforcement and has sent notice of the alleged conduct to the State Board for Educator Certification. Because the complaints are currently under investigation, the district is not able to provide further information.
The complaints and information received warranted this swift and necessary response. We will always prioritize the safety of our students and the sanctity of their learning environment.
As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. While I cannot provide information that would interfere with the investigation underway, I am ready to listen to any concerns you may have.
Susan K. Bohn, Ed.D., J.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lockhart Independent School District