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Grumke, hired to coach Bayfield football before resigning, arrested

Former Missouri school teacher and coach charged with stalking, sending sex videos to students
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Ethan Grumke almost taught math and coached the Bayfield High School football team.

He was hired in February, but resigned in June before ever making it to Bayfield.

On Friday, he was taken into custody in Durango. He was being held Friday night at the La Plata County Jail without bail.

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Grumke, 27, a former teacher, track coach and assistant football coach at Oak Grove High School in Missouri, has been charged with several felonies for stalking and sending sex videos to students, including a female juvenile, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday in a news release.

The charges include two counts of stalking, two counts of furnishing pornographic material or attempt to furnish to a minor, and attempt to commit the offense of sexual contact with a student.

According to court records, Oak Grove police were alerted by the Missouri Children’s Division that Grumke had sent videos to students.

Oak Grove police also learned from school officials of an investigation that followed an anonymous report that Grumke had furnished pornographic videos to female students.

Grumke admitted to school officials that he sent videos to students, including a juvenile, according to charging documents. Oak Grove Police’s investigation substantiated these allegations with interviews of the students and their family members, according to prosecutors.

colivas@durangoherald.com