Michael Barnson, an unpaid volunteer wrestling coach at the CCSD Highschool Cimarron-Memorial High School was arrested after his very upset wife turned him into the police. According to police reports, she was searching his phone as he had a more than slight problem with cheating, and found some really dirty photos of him with the student.
The student, unnamed because of her age, was a member of the girl’s wrestling team, and according to sources, he had “close contact” with more than a few girls as part of the wrestling program.
He is also an instructor at EOS Fitness Southwest according to his Facebook profile.
Parents of course, didn’t know that he was engaging in “nude wrestling” with one of the students.
Why the CCSD would allow someone to “volunteer” to work with highschool girls hasn’t been answered, but it seems that he had a long term sexual relationship with the student. He has already admitted to the police this, and despite her being 17 years old, he is being charged because he was in a “teacher-student” relationship with her.
This is the second arrest in a week of a coach at CCSD school of a “volunteer coach” who seemed to be doing more than just instructing female students. Brian Theophil, 23, who was helping as an assistant coach volunteering at Silverado High School told police he had sex with a female student after developing a friendship just this past week.
This is part of a growing list of arrests of teachers and coaches at CCSD, while the administration of CCSD refuses to address the issues.