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Details emerge in Chestatee coach arrest
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Web Daniel

The Chestatee High School girls’ basketball coach arrested in November for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student admitted to administrators that he touched and massaged the student’s head and neck areas on two occasions, according to information in a personnel file obtained by The Times.

But Webster Daniel, 42, of Oakwood denied touching the students’ breasts.

According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel “engaged in unwanted sexual contact with a juvenile female enrolled as a student” at the high school on Nov. 16.

Daniel was suspended by school administrators Nov. 17 and submitted his resignation Nov. 21, the same day he was booked in the Hall County jail on felony and misdemeanor charges.

The Hall County Board of Education approved Daniel’s resignation the following week.

According to documents in Daniel’s personnel file, he was warned in January 2015 to avoid contact and communication via email with a former student. 

In a handwritten note on a copy of the email communication, an unknown administrator writes, “Discussed with Coach Daniel the potential problems that might come up when replying to an email from a former student. Advised Coach Daniel to seek out an administrative staff member to support any other incident that might occur. Although content was appropriate, contact may not be in anyone’s best interest.”

Superintendent Will Schofield previously told The Times that school officials would continue to cooperate and support the law enforcement investigation, and would turn over personnel files and other related documents for review by a state agency that licenses educators.

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