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This week’s safe schools snippets

Fountain teacher arrested on sex assault charges

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) – Police in southern Colorado say they’ve arrested a former high school teacher on charges of sex assault on a child by position of trust.

The Fountain police department said they arrested 36-year-old Anthony Ribaudo Tuesday. The former Fountain-Ft. Carson High School teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a student in May. Check out this 9NEWS report.

Parents concerned over lawn chemicals at Denver schools

DENVER (CBS4) – For now the grass remains green for Denver Public Schools. They decided to continue using TruGreen Lawn Care to maintain school grounds. Check out the CBS4 report.

High school coach strikes deal to get assault charges dropped

GREELEY, Colo. — The assault charges against Greeley West High School basketball coach Bill Whitehead have been dismissed under an agreement with prosecutors, according to the Greeley Tribune.

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