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Coach arrested on charge of assaulting a student in L.A. high school locker room

March 8, 2011 |  6:52 am

A Los Angeles high school coach faces charges of allegedly attacking a student in a locker room.

Jorge Chavez, 33,  was arrested March 1 and charged with felony assault before being released later in the day, with his bail set at $50,000. Pending further developments, he's been reassigned to a noncampus job, a district spokesman said.

Photos of the student reportedly show a large welt on his face allegedly caused by Chavez's kicking, the district official said. Chavez is 5 foot 8 and weighs 210 pounds, according to Sheriff’s Department booking information.

Chavez had been at the school, Bernstein High in Hollywood, for just six days before the Feb. 28 altercation.

He had previously been a teacher at Nimitz Middle School for four years, followed by a temporary position elsewhere from late October 2010 to mid-February 2011, district records indicate.


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