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Carthage coach arrested on inappropriate relationship charge

By Staff Reports
May 11, 2017 at 3:29 p.m.
Updated May 11, 2017 at 5:48 p.m.


A teacher and coach at Carthage High School was arrested Thursday on a warrant accusing him of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, according to the school district.

Josh Michael Ross, 36, of Carthage turned himself in to the Panola County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning on suspicion of having a relationship with a 19-year-old student, according to a statement from Carthage ISD.

Ross has been suspended from the district.

He is being held in the Panola County Detention Center on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student with bond set at $10,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

The school district’s website lists Ross as a football-baseball coach and world history teacher.

Online jail records also show Ross was arrested in June 2014 on an assault/family violence charge.

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