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Josey Football Coach resigns amid investigation into inappropriate incident with a former student

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - In just a few weeks football season will kick off. However, one local high school team will have to suit up without its head coach.

Raleigh Roundtree resigned as Josey's head football coach Wednesday, just four weeks before the Eagles kick off the 2018 season.

NewsChannel 6 has learned Roundtree resigned amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a former student.

"It's very inappropriate on his part," said an Augusta resident, Keith Hilton. "Being the age, he is, and we're talking about a student in a comprehensive high school, come on."

The alleged relationship was reported to the Richmond County Board of Education Police, which has wrapped up its investigation and turned its findings over to the District Attorney.

People we talked to say even though Roundtree is no longer with Josey, the Board of Education needs to make sure this never happens again.

"I think we should take it seriously and I think the board should take it seriously," explained An Augusta Resident, Bellinger Moody. "I think there should be some disciplinary actions taken."

They say it's up to everybody to make sure our kids are safe.

"If you see something, report it," said Hilton. "That's how I feel about it."

We spoke with a parent whose son played under Coach Roundtree. She told us, the day before he resigned he met with his players to break the news to them.

The parents say players are saddened by his departure.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for updates when we get them


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