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Avondale High assistant coach charged with criminal sexual conduct with student

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 14:27:45-04

An Avondale High School staff member has been charged on three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, according to Auburn Hills Police. 

Corey Gonzales, 35, of Auburn Hills, has been accused of inappropriate and sexual relations with a student over a two year period. 

Officials say the student graduated from Avondale High School in 2018 and no longer attends Avondale High. 

Gonzales was a hall monitor and assistant coach at the high school.

He was arraigned in District Court in Rochester Hills and bond was set at $20,000. He is due back in court on Nov. 13.

Auburn Hills Police have a tip line at (248) 364-6787, where people are encouraged to provide information on any other cases of inappropriate behavior. 

The Avondale School District Superintendent released this statement in response: 

Avondale School District was informed today that former high school hall monitor and coach, Corey Gonzales, was arraigned on three counts of criminal sexual conduct. Mr. Gonzales voluntarily resigned his positions with the district at the onset of the investigation which led to today’s arraignment. In addition, he has been prohibited access to the district’s campuses or students since that time.
The district has fully cooperated with the Auburn Hills Police Department during the investigation into the allegations brought against Mr. Gonzales.  As our students and staff are our first concern, the district trauma team has arranged support to assist anyone who feels they may need assistance in processing this information.
In a letter to all district parents, superintendent of Avondale School District, Dr. James Schwarz, stressed the need for transparency in communicating the information about Mr. Gonzales’ arraignment. He began the letter, “Though this type of communication is difficult to share and receive, I feel it is in the best interest of our students to be transparent with this information.” 
In a meeting with staff members, he elaborated on the importance of being transparent when sharing difficult information with parents, “sadly for young people today, this type of information needs to be honestly and candidly shared with parents who can share with their children.  We don’t want kids to get all of their information from social media where the information is not always presented with their healthy emotional growth in mind.”