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Milton High School removes girls’ lacrosse coach for inappropriate communications

Milton High School has removed a girls’ lacrosse coach for allegedly texting and contacting students on the team during the day, nights, and weekends, and may have engaged in inappropriate conversations, according to Milton High School principal James Jette’s letter sent to parents and guardians of student-athletes on the team.

The Milton Police Department and appropriate state agencies have been notified, Jette said in the letter.

“We are disappointed and concerned by this alleged conduct,” Jette wrote. “The district takes very seriously its duty and obligation to care for our student-athletes.”

Jette wrote that allegations were brought to the administration’s attention June 4 and that school officials took “immediate action by removing the coach from her duties and by conducting an investigation.”

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On June 6, Milton varsity girls’ lacrosse coach Katherine Phelan sent a letter to parents of student-athletes on the team saying she was resigning as head coach, citing work travel and graduate school as reasons.


Karl Capen can be reached at karl.capen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Capen316.