East Grand Rapids school board meets after allegations surface about HS teacher and coach

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EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The East Grand Rapids School Board on Monday held its first meeting since the district announced an investigation into a teacher and coach.

High school teacher and track and cross-country coach Nick Hopkins was placed on leave for alleged inappropriate contact with former students.  Hopkins was also the school Athletic Director during the 2011-2012 school year.

The allegations involving Hopkins were not on Monday's agenda and officials did not release any more information on the case. The board said it will post answers to frequently asked questions about the investigation on its website Tuesday morning.

East Grand Rapids Police confirmed that they had been made aware of an alleged incident and are investigating it.

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  • They did Nothing to Protect for Decades

    That school has had a pattern and practice of allowing coaches to abuse students, especially gymnasts and cheerleaders sleeping with the FB coach in the 70’s…..He also beat up his players in the locker room regularly. This little “flap” is the tip of the iceberg at East.

  • Reporting Req. Tripped @ Spectrum Rockford

    Let’s see if they do their duty to report. This means YOU @ Spectrum Rockford Campus. Better contact Risk Management and DO THE RIGHT THING or find another profession, frightened little NEWBEE Puppet “Doctor”? Service denied after disclosures about EGR Historical Abuses made by former student witness….THANKS SPECTRUM for hiring such incompetent new “Dr.s”…