FALMOUTH, Ky. - Cassandra “Cassie” Elfers, a Pendleton County School District part-time volleyball coach, was behind bars Friday after she was arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
She was released from the Kenton County Detention Center around 7:30 p.m. after posting a $2,500 bond for Pendleton County charges.
In a statement Anthony Strong, Pendleton County Schools superintendent, told 9 On Your Side that on Sunday Jan. 13, the district administration was made aware of rumors that a part-time coach may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The district acted immediately and made sure she had no further contact with students, according to Strong.
"This matter is now in the hands of the Pendleton County attorney's office and the Kentucky State police, and we are cooperating fully with those agencies," Strong said in the statement.
Elfers graduated from Dixie Heights High School in 2010 and was a member of school's volleyball team. Eric Deters is representing Elfers in this case.
9 On Your Side contacted Kentucky State Police and they declined to comment because of the open investigation.
Below is an official press release from the Pendleton County School District:
On Sunday, Jan. 13, the administration of the Pendleton County School District became aware of rumors that a paraprofessional, part time coach, may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The administration acted immediately to investigate and took the necessary steps to insure that this individual had no further contacts with students.
The matter is now in the hands of the Kentucky State Police and the Pendleton County Attorney with whom we are fully cooperating. No further public comment will be made by the school district pending the resolution of the criminal proceedings.
I assure you that the administration of the Pendleton County School District acted swiftly and decisively to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. That is, and will always be our primary concern.
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