Frank Johnson AND Christopher Flowers--Lincoln High Coach Resign

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The school's head coach, Frank Johnson resigned following an investigation into allegations of behavioral misconduct.

Flowers was included in the investigation and has since resigned.

The school board says he purchased cigarettes for an underage student and was responsible for lack of oversight and supervision of interactions between players and coaches on out-of-town trips.

They also say he inappropriately touched a student in his driver's ed class.

He will continue teaching as business education teacher.

WCTV has obtained Leon County School's personnel investigation report into the allegations against Flowers.

The report mentions behavior such as putting a player over his lap and giving birthday spankings, attempting to steal a road sign to give a player and more.

Johnson will no longer be head coach, but is currently still on staff as a teacher at Lincoln.

SUMMARY ALLEGATION:

It was alleged the employee, Mr. Christopher Flowers, Teacher and Assistant Softball Coach at Lincoln High School, conducted himself inappropriately on various occasions during the 2005-2008 time period. Complete details of allegations are contained in the attached Preliminary Personnel Investigation and Supplement.

FINDINGS:

1. Mr. Christopher Flowers was responsible for lack of oversight and supervision of interactions between softball players and coaches on out-of-town trips.

2.Mr. Christopher Flowers inappropriately touched a student in his driver education class by using two fingers to squeeze right above her knee in an assumed attempt to make her laugh.

3.Mr. Christopher Flowers purchased cigarettes for an underage student.

ACTIONS:
Principal Martha Bunch issued a Letter of Discipline to Mr. Flowers copies of which will be placed in both Mr. Flowers’ district and school based personnel file. Further, the results of the personnel investigation into the initiating allegations, including the Letter of Discipline, will be forwarded to the Department of Education’s Office of Professional Practices Services.

Principal Bunch has accepted Mr. Flowers’ resignation as Assistant Softball Coach at Lincoln High School.

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Wednesday July 16 Blaine Tolison Reports
Leon County Schools says it has completed a thorough investigation into behavioral misconduct allegations against Coach Frank Johnson. Gwendolyn Graham with the Leon County Department of Professional Conduct says the women's softball coach has resigned from his head coach position, but is currently still on staff as a driver's ed teacher at Lincoln High School.

The School Board says Johnson's allegations include putting a player over his lap and giving the player a birthday spanking, attempting to steal a road sign to give to a player, traveling at speeds considerably over the speed limit while transporting members of the softball team and more.

Graham says information from the school board's concluded investigation has been forwarded to the Florida Department of Educaton where the department will look further into the matter. From the Leon County Schools investigative report acquired by Eyewitness News, it says incidents involving Johnson date back to 2005.

The School Board says there is also another ongoing investigation into the assistant softball coach, Christopher Flowers, as well. We'll have more details here on Eyewitness News as this developes.


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