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Coronado basketball coach arrested for 'inappropriate relationship' with student, police say

Posted at 2:37 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 20:23:37-05

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A part-time Coronado basketball coach was arrested after an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female student, police say.

According to Coronado Police, the department became aware of the inappropriate relationship on Friday.

Police say Jordan Bucklew, 34, a part-time basketball coach at Coronado High School, is accused of having a relationship with a female student.

After working through the weekend investigating the case, Bucklew was arrested on Monday. He was taken into custody on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor.

Anyone with information on the case or any potential additional victims are asked to call Detective Jade Gutzmer at 619-522-6458 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

The district sent 10News the following statement:

The collective focus and priority of the Coronado Unified School District is teaching and learning while nurturing a safe and supportive environment for those within our shared community. Allegations have been made against a Coronado Unified School District staff member. The District takes such claims very seriously. When the allegations became known, the District followed policy and protocol including cooperation with Coronado Police Department to protect the safety and security of District students and staff. As this is a personnel related issue, the District has no further comment.