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Update: Bauxite Baseball Coaches will Not Face Child Maltreatment Charges

Two Bauxite Baseball Coaches on Paid Leave Amid Hazing Investigation


BAUXITE, Ark. -  Bauxite baseball coaches, Michael Mattox and Steven Tew will not face child maltreatment charges connected to the hazing investigation launched earlier this year.

Bauxite School District officials say they were notified by the Crimes Against Children Division of ASP late last week that the coaches would not be facing child maltreatment charges and will be cleared in the child maltreatment portion of the investigation. 

School district officials say that assistant coach Steven Tew will not be returning to Bauxite next year, as this week he accepted a head coaching job at Carlisle. 

Original story:

BAUXITE, Ark.- Two Bauxite coaches at the center of a hazing investigation, are now on paid leave from all their duties.

That now includes teaching and coaching.

Steven Tew and Michael Mattox were previously on leave from coaching, but were still teaching.  

The district is still deciding whether to take further action. 

Meanwhile, three Bauxite baseball players have been expelled for the rest of the school year, over allegations of sexual harassment and hazing.

Other players have been suspended. 

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