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Danville soccer coach, teacher on leave as district and police conduct investigations

Sean Adams teaches science at high school
Soccer ball
Posted at 11:06 AM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 17:42:25-04

DANVILLE — The Danville Community High School girls’ soccer coach has been placed on administrative pending the outcome of an investigation.

Sean Adams is also a science teacher at the high school, according to the school’s website.

The Danville Community School Corporation released a statement to WRTV saying Adams was placed on administrative leave on March 25 with pay from his teaching and coaching responsibilities at Danville Community High School pending completion of an investigation.

Adams was hired in Danville on August 8, 2016, and also works as the head girls’ track coach.

The school district declined to provide details on the nature of the investigation or allegations.

“Student safety is our highest priority and we are working with the appropriate officials to ensure this. Danville Community School Corporation cannot release any further information since this is a personnel matter,” read the district’s statement.

WRTV Investigates has learned Adams was also suspended for five days from his coaching duties beginning on March 15.

A school district spokesperson said the March 15 suspension was separate from the March 25 administrative leave.

“The basis for the suspension was for not meeting the standards prescribed by the athletic coaching handbook,” read the school district statement provided on April 3. “Specifically, he did not adequately communicate with and supervise student-athletes.”

The school district declined to provide a factual basis for Adams’ current administrative leave.

“The pending investigation is the basis for his current administrative leave, which is not a form of discipline,” read the school district statement provided on April 3. “A decision about any disciplinary action will be made after the investigation is complete. In the meantime, further information will not be provided due to privacy protections and the pending investigation."

Police are also investigating.

WRTV contacted the Danville Metropolitan Police Department regarding Sean Adams, and Detective Nate Lien confirmed the agency is “conducting an investigation into this matter.”

The police department did not provide details on the nature of the investigation.

“At this time, no additional information or comments will be released,” said Lien in an email.

WRTV tried to reach Adams via phone and email and we have been unable to reach him.

Hendricks County prosecutor Loren Delp said he was aware of the situation, but can’t comment further since the case is still under investigation.

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