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03/08/06 - Kennard

Coach Accused of Fondling Students Cleared of Wrongdoing

by Ramonica R. Jones

A Kennard school coach suspended amid allegations he fondled a student is now back on the job.

Investigations by the Houston County Sheriff's Office and the Kennard I.S.D. found Coach Leo Denman did nothing wrong. School administrators suspended him after accusations surfaced in September.

A woman claimed Coach Denman tickled her daughter and touched her in her private area. The district's investigation confirmed Coach Denman often tickled girls and boys to build a rapport with them, but did not violate the district's sexual harassment policy.

Coach Denman returned to work March 9th. He's been directed not to tickle any student for any reason.

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