Winter Haven, Florida -A former Winter Haven High School assistant football coach who was already under investigation for misusing booster donations for the program was also being investigated for something far more serious.
Monday afternoonafter classes weredismissedat Winter Haven High School the campus looked like any other typical school day. Students with headphones covering their ears waited out front for parents to pick them up while others jetted into nearby neighborhoods on their bikes.
But the news spreading at the school and into the community over new allegations regarding former assistant football coach Thomas LeJeune are anything but typical.
According to police reports, lastDecember he was under investigation by Winter Haven's Police Department forembezzling nearly $25,000 from the football team's booster club fund.
"Things started being uncovered such as trips that were taken on the booster club's dime. Some of these trips did include some of the students that were there at the high school, specifically on the football team," says Winter Haven Police spokeswomanJamie Brown.
A month later, Coach LeJeune was dead in an apparent suicide. The results of an autopsy to determine his exact cause of death are expected to bereleased soon.
Brownsays during that investigation detectives discovered something else while looking into the coach's finances.
"The detectives did find pornographic material, some child pornography. Others could have been from magazines and DVD's."
Brown says parents of high schoolers don't need to be overly concerned.
"We don't have any reason to believe any of those images were of students that are at the school."
She says they interviewed several students he'd been in contact with and those students said there was noinappropriate contact between them.
StillBrown says parentsneed to talk to their kids.
"Even though Mr. LeJeune has passed we want to make sure that there were no victims that are still out there that may need some kind of assistance."
LeJeune was not married and didn't have any children according to those interviewed by investigators.
You may also like...
Beach Treasure:Lost wedding ring found 8 months later
Nudist Lawsuit:Blind woman sues for having service dog refused
Reptile Invasion:Exotic "tegu lizards" taking over Tampa Bay
Underwater Secret:Hidden caves beneath Weeki Wachee
Send in the Clowns:Clown shortage threatens the nation
Sasquatch on Tour:"Dead Bigfoot" on display in Texas
#ShortYellows:Florida quietly shortened yellow lights
Kittens shot:Officer shoots kittens in front of children
Popular photo galleries:
Faces of Meth:Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers
Trayvon Martin Shooting:Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos
Hooters Winners:Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant
Rejected:Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***
Deadly sinkhole:Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole
Florida Sex Offenders:Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here
Restaurant Inspections:Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here