Teacher Allegedly Kissed Student

by Katie Jeffries on December 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that a Coshocton High School teacher had inappropriate conduct with a male student.

The Coshocton Superintendent, David Hire, says Jennifer West,  the health teacher and volleyball coach,  allegedly kissed an 18-year-old male student on the cheek at a private residence. She was given a written and verbal reprimand and is still teaching at Coshocton High School. Hire says the male student is still attending Coshocton High School.

Hire says the school is done with the issue and it is now in the hands of the Coshocton County Sheriff.  A press release from the Sheriff’s office states,"The Coschocton County Sheriff’s Office has received information from several community members about allegations of inappropriate conduct between a female Coshocton High School teacher and a male student.  A detective has been assigned to look into these allegations, and with the cooperation of the School District has been able to interview several people that may have information relating to these allegations."



Katie Jeffries