Cherokee Bluff PE teacher and coach accused of child molestation

Calvin Cook (Hall County Sheriff's Office)

The Cherokee Bluff High School girls’ varsity soccer coach has been arrested and charged with child molestation.

In addition to his coaching duties, Calvin Cook, who teaches health and physical education at Cherokee Bluff Middle School, was arrested Friday morning by the Flowery Branch Police Department. Police charged him with one count of child molestation.

“The alleged incident was an off-campus event,” says Hall County Director of Communications and Athletics Stan Lewis. He says it did not involve Cherokee Bluff Middle or High School students.

According to Lewis, police notified the school district about the allegations against Cook late in the afternoon on April 24. The district placed Cook on leave with pay.

Cook has been with the Hall County School District since August 1, 2018.

“The Hall County School District takes these charges seriously and will deal with the situation accordingly,” says Lewis.

Before joining Hall County Schools, Cook was a teacher and coach in Gwinnett County at Dacula High School. He also worked as Athletic Director at Cornerstone Schools of Cumming.

Cook has also coached soccer at various clubs across North Georgia.

Police booked him at the Hall County Detention Center following his arrest. Cook remains on paid administrative leave from the school system.

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