Fishers HS football coach reinstated after incident with student
Update (Sept. 23, 3016)– Fishers High School officials say Rick Wimmer will return to his teaching and coaching duties Monday, Sept. 26.
“The school district has concluded a thorough evaluation and has addressed the incident. The district appreciates the cooperation of all involved throughout this process and will have no further comment in order to protect confidentiality,” said Bev Redmond, Director of School and Community Relations for Hamilton Southeastern Schools.
FISHERS, Ind. – A Fishers High School football coach and P.E. teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly placing his hands on a student during an incident on Sept. 13.
Police say the incident involving Coach Rick Wimmer stemmed from a student being late for class. Wimmer instructed the student to proceed to the back of the classroom and the student verbally disagreed and refused to move, police say.
“In an attempt to direct the student to the back of the room, the teacher placed his hands on the student’s shoulder and upper chest. The student immediately reacted and the teacher removed his hands,” said police.
The incident reportedly lasted around five seconds, then the teacher and student walked to the dean’s office where school officials and the student’s mother were notified.
After an investigation, police determined they will not pursue further action.
Below is statement released by Fishers High School Friday, regarding the incident:
The school district is aware of an in-class incident that occurred on Sept. 13 at Fishers High School involving teacher Rick Wimmer and a student. The school placed Mr. Wimmer on paid administrative leave and reported the incident to the Fishers Police Department. FPD has advised the district that it will not pursue any further action.
Fishers High School
FOX59 checked with the school on Monday, who said Wimmer was still on administrative leave. No other details about his future status as a coach or teacher were released.