Police: Arrested band teacher pulled girl’s hair

Larry Dale Coates, April 3, 2014. (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Larry Dale Coates, April 3, 2014. (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A band teacher at a Beaverton middle school arrested last week and accused of physically assaulting a student allegedly pulled the girl’s hair, a Beaverton Police Department spokesman said Monday.

Whitford Middle School teacher Larry Coates, 40, was booked into Washington County Jail last Thursday, but the exact accusation was not initially clear.

Beaverton Public Schools spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler said last week he was placed on administrative leave after his arrest. An internal investigation is being conducted.

 

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