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Activities director disregarded players’ concerns about coach

By Tim Engstrom and Kelli Lageson, Albert Lea Tribune, 08/10/12, 2:23PM CDT


A former member of the Albert Lea High School administration did nothing when presented with description from students of the possibility of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student, an investigation has revealed.

Immediately after varsity girls’ basketball players in January approached then-Albert Lea High School Activities Director John Double about what they had noticed between their coach, Sean Gillam and a fellow player, they felt like he didn’t believe them.
Three days later, Double spoke to them again. According to players and according to a source familiar with the district investigation, Double told the players he looked into the matter and told them nothing happened.

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