Katherine Phelan lacrosse coach at Milton High School outside of Boston fired after discovered to be sending ‘excessive’ inappropriate texts to students regarding their personal lives.
A girls’ lacrosse coach from a school outside of Boston has been fired for allegedly texting and contacting students on the team during the day, nights, and weekends.
Milton High School‘s varsity girls’ lacrosse coach Katherine Phelan, 26, is accused of having engaged in inappropriate conversations with her players, asking the students about their ‘personal lives’.
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The revelations were made by the school principal James Jette who sent a letter home to the parents and guardians of student-athletes on the team WCVB reported.
‘We are disappointed and concerned by this alleged conduct,’ Jette wrote. ‘The district takes very seriously its duty and obligation to care for our student-athletes. We continue to remain committed to our efforts to ensure a safe learning community.”
Milton Police Department have bee notified, Jette wrote in the letter and stated that the allegations were brought to the his attention on June 4 the dailymail reported.
Superintendent Mary C. Gormley said the coach was allegedly texting and contacting students ‘excessively’. The exact nature of the texts wasn’t revealed.
She said officials were told of the allegations on June 4, and took ‘immediate action by removing the coach from her duties and by conducting an investigation.’
A letter sent home to parents from Phelan herself noted that she is resigning as head coach citing work travel and graduate school as reasons why.
Phelan took over the Milton High School Girls Lacrosse program in 2016 and had been at the school for three years.
She went to Milton High School herself and played lacrosse for Milton High from 2008-2011.