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Deputies: Former Yulee Middle School softball coach will not face charges

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office said it has wrapped up an investigation into a Yulee Middle School math teacher and softball coach who resigned earlier this month.

The Sheriff’s Office said Monday that he will not be facing charges, therefore News4Jax has chosen not to identify him.

According to the case report, a student who is on the softball team reported receiving what was described as inappropriate texts from the coach. The case report shows the student also said that the coach touched her on the buttocks.

After investigating, the Sheriff’s Office found the case didn’t meet the criteria for criminal charges.

The coach resigned from the school district when the investigation began, but before the case was closed.

Students received a note from the principal saying the teacher resigned in early February. A statement from the Nassau County School District reads:

"The district is aware that the Sheriff’s Office has an open investigation concerning (the teacher) and has cooperated fully with the investigation. The district does not comment on pending investigations.”

A student in the teacher’s class, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was surprised.

“I was just confused," the student said. "My class was just confused about what was going on because everyone in my class like him. He was the best teacher that I have.”


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