Officials with the Summers County Board of Education announced that a middle school coach has been suspended. On Sunday, March 13, 2016, school leaders were informed about a possible inappropriate relationship between Summers County Middle School Coach James “Rick” Isaac and a high school student.
The investigation was turned over to the Hinton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Troopers said that while there was a relationship identified by investigators, the conduct between Mr. Isaac and the student did not rise to the level of criminal charges.
The name of the girl is being withheld because she is a minor. Mr. Isaac was suspended from his coaching position. Further action by the Summers County Board of Education is still pending.