Killeen football coach resigns after investigation found inappropriate communication between him and student

Posted at 5:28 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 18:52:12-04

A Killeen High School football coach has resigned after an investigation found that he had inappropriate electronic communication with a 17-year-old student. 

Killeen ISD Chief Communications Officer Terry Abbott said the coach was put on leave. Abbott confirmed the coach was James Crossland. Crossland was placed on administrative leave last week during the investigation and resigned on Tuesday before he could be fired. 

Abbott said that police searched Crossland's cell phone and school computer. The investigation found that Crossland had communicated with a high school junior with inappropriate electronic messages. 

"The safety of every student is Killeen ISD's number one priority every day," said Abbott. "The district will take immediate action against any employee who ever engages in inappropriate activity with a student." 

No other details were released. 

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