BROOKSVILLE — A teacher and athletics coach at Nature Coast Technical High School has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an ethics investigation involving a student, the head of the local teachers' union confirmed Tuesday.
Ryan Wilson, 29, was suspended last week, said Joe Vitalo, president of the Hernando Classroom Teachers Association. Wilson teaches physical science and personal career development, and is assistant coach for the football team and head coach for the girls' weight-lifting and boys' track teams.
Vitalo emphasized that the suspension is standard district procedure any time an investigation begins and is not an indication of guilt. He said the inquiry could wrap up this week. The results are made public 10 days after the investigation closes.
District officials could not be reached Tuesday evening.