Student accusing former Paetow football coach of misconduct comes forward with new allegations

Lonnie Teagle resigned as Paetow High School football coach this week in the middle of his debut season.

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Paetow HS student comes forward with new allegations against coach
A Paetow High School sophomore tells ABC13 that she felt threatened by ousted coach Lonnie Teagle. Her mom is upset with Katy ISD's handling.

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- Outrage is growing over the allegations against a former head football coach and the way Katy Independent School District is handling the investigation into his conduct.

ABC13 reported on Tuesday that Lonnie Teagle resigned from his position at Paetow High School. Since then, the district has been silent as more accusers have come forward.

"When the girl reported what he did to her, we were like, 'Oh, I think we should report this too,' because we also felt threatened and uncomfortable with the way he treated us," a 16-year-old Paetow sophomore, who we are not identifying, said.

According to the student, she reported Teagle to Katy ISD police, a school counselor, and her mother for inappropriate comments and contact.

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"When my daughter came back home, she told me everything. The school never called me. Never told me nothing," the girl's mother said.

The parent accused the district of not being transparent.

Katy ISD's initial letter sent to families on Tuesday said Teagle was resigning for "personal reasons."

The statement sent to ABC13 only mentioned an allegation. Since then, multiple sources have come out accusing Teagle of inappropriate conduct with female students. Neither the district nor its police department confirmed that when asked by ABC13.

Teagle has also not responded to multiple requests for comment.

"I am still waiting to see what measures are they going to take with the case, because they are kids," the mother said. "We need to know the truth and need to know what are they doing with this case."

The district has said their investigation is in the hands of the Harris County District Attorney's Office. They'll decide whether to charge Teagle, but they have no comment until then.

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