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Report: FDLE investigating crimes 'against children' at Alachua Santa Fe High School (Florida)

Santa Fe head baseball coach Travis Yeckring placed on administrative leave

DAVIE, FLORIDA – According to a report by WCJB TV20 in Florida, earlier this month, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has launched an investigation into unnamed employees of Alachua Santa Fe High School, regarding an accusation "crimes committed against children."

According to a new report by WCJB, FDLE agents returned to the school on Monday and, a short time later, the Alachua County school district confirmed that Santa Fe head baseball coach Travis Yeckring had been placed on administrative, but offered no further comment. The school district did not say if the decision to place Yeckring on administrative leave was related to the investigation, according to WCJB, and offered no further comment.

The investigation was brought to light when an attorney for Colby and Kari Thompson, owners of Thompson Sod in Gainesville, told WCJB that he had sent a letter to Santa Fe Principal Dr. Timothy Wright, on behalf of his clients, demanding the school immediately remove "all banners, signs, and other mechanisms of display of Thompson's Sod, Inc.'s logo from the Santa Fe campus." Thompson Sod had been a sponsor of the school.

The letter went on to state, "The Thompsons are aware that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ("FDLE") is conducting an open, active criminal investigation into numerous individuals, including employees and affiliates of Santa Fe High School, for a multitude of felonious acts; concerningly, the Thompsons have discovered that most of the crimes investigated by the FDLE are crimes against children."

The letter, which was published on Facebook by Mr. Thompson, also revealed that the Thompsons had pulled their own children from Santa Fe High School.

The Santa Fe baseball team, which is 3-6 so far this season, is scheduled to play its next game on Tuesday evening at North Marion High School.