CPS Teacher, Coach Under Investigation
COLUMBIA - Boone County sheriff's deputies have executed a search warrant for computers and computer-related equipment located at the residence of Battle High School teacher and Hickman High wrestling coach Zachary Arnold. Arnold has not been arrested or charged with any crime. The Boone County Sheriff's Department would not comment on the case, but said it is conducting an open investigation.
The search warrant authorized deputies to search Arnold's home for computers, computer programs, computer equipment, computer hardware and software, computer media, computer data, an iPhone, any notes, ledgers, written recordings or other potential evidence. The search was completed Nov. 25. Upon executing the warrant, court documents indicate the deputy recovered a CPS issued iPad 2 and two CPS issued Lenovo Think Pads.
Previous media reports indicate Arnold graduated from Hickman High School in 2005 and returned to coach the Kewpies wrestling team in July, 2013.
Columbia Public Schools would not tell KOMU 8 News whether Arnold was placed on administrative leave. Hickman High School and Battle High School administrators were both unavailable to make a statement.
[This story has been corrected to indicate the brand of the Think Pads is Lenovo, not Lenevo, which was what was stated incorrectly in the search warrant documents.]