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Rich Schimke to keep job as teacher at Paso Robles High School

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Paso Robles High School football coach Rich Schimke spoke to KSBY about the team during a practice earlier this year. (KSBY) Paso Robles High School football coach Rich Schimke spoke to KSBY about the team during a practice earlier this year. (KSBY)

Paso Robles High School teacher and football coach Rich Schimke will remain employed at the high school following an investigation into an incident involving Schimke and a football player.

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District released the following statement Thursday afternoon:
"The District has determined that the October 14 incident occurred in relation to Mr. Schimke's service as the Head Varsity Football Coach, and had no nexus to his service as a classroom teacher. As such, Mr. Schimke has been reinstated to his classroom teaching position effective November 3, 2016.  Matt Carroll will continue as interim head football coach until the end of the season.

In response to ongoing speculation, the District can confirm that no formal action regarding Mr. Schimke's status as a coach or otherwise will be before the Governing Board at the November 8 board meeting."

Schimke was placed on administrative leave last week after a video emerged, appearing to show the coach doing what's reported as a "body shot" of maple syrup from the player's belly button inside a school locker room. 

Related coverage:
Paso Robles school district responds to video of football coach and student

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