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Muir Coach On Leave After Struggle With Student

According to multiple media sources, Ken Howard, the football coach on John Muir High School is on administrative leave following a physical struggle with a student.

Ken Howard, the coach of the John Muir High School football team has been placed on leave after a physical struggle with a student, according to multiple media sources.

The news was reported both in the Pasadena Star News and in the Pasadena Sun.

Howard told the Star News that the student was in possesion of a weapon.  However, a Randy Ertll, a community activist, told the Sun that the student was not armed and called the incident an "act of violence" against a student.

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Revvell October 03, 2011 at 09:07 AM
And Randy was there, yes?
True Freedom October 03, 2011 at 04:47 PM
With Randy commenting... was the kid Latino?
kenneth October 30, 2011 at 05:12 PM
I was a student at muir if coach got in the midle of somthing it was for a reason
Sole Teramae October 30, 2011 at 06:22 PM
That day, the mother was volunteering at the school like she had been doing for the past year and she looked for help someone told her to go see Randy and he called the police for her upon seeing the student's injuries.
Sole Teramae October 30, 2011 at 06:27 PM
Yes, the student is latino.
Sole Teramae October 30, 2011 at 09:41 PM
Have you read the story in the pasadena starnews dated October 23rd??
Nadine Isenberg November 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM
Kenneth, I agree with you 100%, being a parent and the softball mom with my oldes there about 6-7 years ago w/Coach Howard. Got one there now and Howard gets in the middle when the Administration asked him to. Howard takes pride in having good communication with the students. Something smells fishy.

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