Pedro Trujillo: Coach Smoked Marijuana With Students En Route to Dodger Game?
Updated at the bottom with the school district saying Trujillo has been fired. First posted at 7 a.m.
If you're an assistant high school baseball coach, try not to get stoned with your underage students.
The LAPD last night said Kennedy High School's Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, didn't get that memo. Cops say he took six students, ages 14 to 16, to a Dodgers game in spring and smoked marijuana with at least some of them.
Yesterday morning officers ...
... arrested Trujillo on suspicion of child endangerment. Police say they'll also recommend charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The May 18 game trip involved in-car weed smoking to and from Dodger stadium, cops say, but not all six of the Granada Hills students in Trujillo's ride took part.
A school staffer later overheard some teens on campus talking about the smoke-out, and police were called in, according to an LAPD statement.
The department investigated the incident for a month before making the arrest yesterday at 11:20 a.m., cops say.
Detectives are entertaining the possibility that Trujillo might have done stuff like this on other occasions, and they're still investigating.
Trujillo, meanwhile, remained behind bars in lieu of $100,000 bail.
If the allegations are true, this guy is a true genius. Not only did he (allegedly) get high while behind the wheel with six kids in his care, but he (allegedly) smoked them out too.
[Update at 11:46 a.m.]: The L.A. Unified School District today said Trujillo had been fired:
The LAUSD had removed Trujillo from the campus in May when the incident was brought to the District.
Once arrested by LAPD and charged with child endangering involving marijuana, Trujillo was fired from both of his positions with the District.
[It's not clear to us that the district attorney's office has filed charges in the case. He was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, with additional counts being recommended by the LAPD.]
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