Former Chiles volunteer baseball coach charged with battery, cyberstalking

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
June 12, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A former Chiles High School volunteer baseball coach was arrested Sunday.

Gary Meyer, 55, is charged with battery and cyberstalking.

Back in May, Meyer was removed from his position at the school following accusations of inappropriate behavior.

Kara Wilcox mentors high school students in Tallahassee. She encourages students to always speak up in uncomfortable situations.

"Just because you feel like 'Oh it's a one time thing, just because I did this' that doesn't matter. If it's making you uncomfortable or making you feel less than who you are because everyone deserves to be who they want to be. Speak up about it." Wilcox said.

Chiles High School Principal Joe Burgess says the allegations are not becoming of employees. He says he told Meyer he was not welcome back on campus.

Tallahassee resident Calvin Troxell said, "This is not just in Florida, it's everywhere. People have forgotten the values and what kids are supposed to be standing for and what the teachers are supposed to be doing."

Principal Burgess says Meyer did pass a level two background check, which includes a criminal history and FBI check. He says Meyer also went through the district's required ethical training.

Meyer is out on bond.

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
June 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A former volunteer baseball coach at Chiles High School has been arrested on charges of battery and cyberstalking.

Gary Meyer was removed from the Chiles coaching staff in May after school administration learned of allegations against him.

Court records show he was booked into the Leon County Detention Facility on Sunday and was released on bail on Monday.

Full arrest documents are not available at this time.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 31, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A volunteer baseball coach at Chiles High School has been removed from his position following accusations of inappropriate behavior.

Chiles Athletic Director Mike Eto confirmed to WCTV in an email that Gary Meyer was released once the school was made aware of the accusations.

In a statement to WCTV, Leon County Schools spokesperson Chris Petley said:

"The district is aware of an allegation of battery by a volunteer coach serving on the Chiles JV Baseball team.

The individual immediately had his volunteer privileges revoked and was removed from the coaching staff.

The matter is under investigation by local law enforcement."

According to Chiles' athletic website, Meyer was listed as an assistant coach.

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