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North High School football coach suspended pending internal investigation

Posted at 12:47 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 21:18:39-05

PHOENIX — The North High School head football coach has been suspended, and an investigation is underway surrounding “inappropriate behavior that occurred between students in the boys’ locker room during the fall season."

The Phoenix Union High School District says a letter was sent home to parents Thursday notifying them of the investigation. The parents of any students involved in the incident(s) have also been notified, according to the district.

Details on what the alleged inappropriate actions were have not been released.

The district says they are cooperating with law enforcement and are focused on the safety and well being of all students and staff.

The district also says the football banquet that was scheduled to take place Friday, November 15 has been postponed and a new date has yet to be determined.

Police say they are aware of the investigation but cannot release additional details at this time.

PUHSD says varsity football coach, Adan Mendoza, is on administrative leave pending the investigation. This was Mendoza's first season as North High School's head coach.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 and for the latest information.