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Baseball coach held on child endangerment charges

June 25, 2012 |  8:10 pm

Pedro Cruz TrujilloA junior varsity baseball coach at a Granada Hills high school was arrested Monday on suspicion of child endangerment after he allegedly smoked marijuana with students, authorities said.

Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, who worked at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, was taken into custody after an investigation revealed the coach had smoked marijuana with six students who ranged in age from 14 to 16 years old, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Trujillo took the group of students to a Dodgers game May 18 and allegedly smoked with them to and from the event, the LAPD said.

A staff member at the high school overheard students talking about the incident and reported it to the police May 25, the department said.

Trujillo was booked on six counts of child endangerment and was being held on $100,000 bail. Additional charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor are pending.

According to The Times' Varsity Times Insider blog, Trujillo has been removed from his position.


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Photo: Pedro Cruz Trujillo. Credit: Courtesy Los Angeles Police Department