Police did not release the nature of the allegations, though Hopkins was initially placed on paid-leave on March 8 amid the investigation.
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He submitted his letter of resignation just a few days later to both Springboro Schools and Coffman Family YMCA, where he was an assistant swim team coach.
Hopkins told the district “for personal and professional reasons I am hereby resigning from all contracts I am engaged in with Springboro Community City Schools, effective immediately.”
The email that went to parents Monday included useful steps they can take in case their kids are victims of acts similar to those that Hopkins is accused of. Some of the tips included remaining calm when informed of the situation, being a listener rather than an investigator, and reassuring the child that they’ve done the right thing by disclosing the information.
“It is important if you feel as though your child has been adversely affected due to anything related to this situation that you contact the Springboro Police Department immediately,” the release stated.
Parents were also encouraged to contact a mental health professional who has expertise in child trauma, or alternatively, a pediatrician.
This news organization attempted to attend a meeting scheduled to take place Monday at a local church where parents were invited to discuss the misconduct allegations.
The location of the gathering was changed at the last minute and we were not informed of the new location. The meeting was organized by a Cincinnati-based attorney who represents at least one of the families of an alleged victim.
The investigation remains ongoing and it’s unclear if it will lead to any charges against Hopkins.