DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A volunteer coach at McNair (Atlanta) High School has been fired after being accused of sexual assault on a female student after a police report late last week.
According to DeKalb County School officials, Ronald Wright was dismissed from the school on Monday, and an arrest warrant was obtained for him in connection with an incident last Friday, when police responded to the school as the result of a complaint by the parent of a female student.
The student alleged the sexual assault happened in the girl’s locker room.
DeKalb County School officials released a statement Wednesday afternoon:
“We take very seriously all allegations of improper or inappropriate behavior towards students. The health and safety of our students is our most important priority. Following our investigation, we obtained an arrest warrant for Ronald Wright and have turned the investigation over to the DeKalb District Attorney for prosecution. Mr. Wright was dismissed from the school on Monday, August 22. He is not an employee of the DeKalb County School District. He has served for several years as a volunteer coach in the District.”
The incident report indicates Wright will be charged with sexual assault. He was booked Wednesday afternoon.