Coach Quits After Facebook Flirting With 14-Year-Old

Cops eye 'inappropriate messages' to student
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2009 2:53 PM CST
The coach quit before the big game.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – An Atlanta gym teacher is the subject of a criminal probe following allegations that he sent “inappropriate messages” via Facebook to a 14-year-old female student, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The girl’s sister reportedly found the offending messages and told her mother, who contacted police.

A police report said the girl was in Dalton Greene’s PE class last semester, and that she used to spend her lunchtime hanging out in the gym. The two reportedly “exchanged numbers.” Though the investigation is ongoing, Greene, a 15-year veteran of the school system, resigned Feb. 3. His former charges, a successful high-school basketball team, will play a crucial playoff game tonight without him.