Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Coach Accused of Toking With Students During Field Trip Officially Fired By LAUSD

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced today they have terminated former Kennedy High School assistant baseball coach Pedro Cruz Trujillo, who last month came under investigation for an incident in which he allegedly smoked marijuana with students while on a field trip.While Trujillo was taken off his post on campus back in May when the incident in question was brought to the district's attention, following his arrest Monday, the LAUSD has issued a statement indicating he has now been "fired from both of his positions with the District."

Trujillo also served as an education aide at the school.

The accused has been charged with six counts of child endangering for his alleged role in the weed-smoking episode that took place in his vehicle as he transported some students on their way to and from a game at Dodger Stadium on May 18. The six students range in age from 14-16.