A high school swim coach in Michigan has been fired from his position and arrested by police for allegedly sending sexual text messages to a student.
26-year-old Tyler Card turned himself in to police and faces two felony charges: accosing a child for immoral purposes and using the internet to commit a crime, according to The Detroit News.
Card was the head coach of the girls swim team at Allen Park High School in Allen Park, Michigan. WDIV Detroit reports that the Allen Park school board found sexual texts between him and a student and fired him from his position.
The sexual text messages were allegedly sent to a 15-year-old member of the girls swim team between February and March of last year (2015).
The Detroit News piece says students told the administration about the alleged messages, and that Card was immediately placed in administrative leave.
After an investigation, the school board fired Card. Card had been an assistant coach in the district previously, but was promoted to the head coaching position last year, The Detroit News reports.
Another account of the situation is here, on the local CBS affiliate’s site. This report says the messages were exchanged through the Snapchat app.