DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP)
— Lake Region State College in Devils Lake has dismissed head
softball coach Ben Morris for allegedly having inappropriate
The Devils Lake
Journal reports the college hasn't released further details of its
investigation. Morris' contract with the school ended June 30 and the administration says it chose not to renew it. A home telephone listing for the 28-year-old Morris
couldn't be found.
WDAZ-TV reports the
college also is considering disciplinary action against three faculty
members for allegedly failing to report information they knew.
follow the investigation into claims Morris was involved in a
consensual relationship. The investigation began June 27 and has
since concluded, according to a news release issued Thursday.
Loyd Halvorson, the
school's vice president of academic and student affairs, recommended
Athletic Director Danny Mertens and Student Services Director
Stephanie Shock be suspended without pay, while head volleyball coach
Brigitte Greywater receive a formal written reprimand. In his remarks, Halvorson indicated Morris' relationship was with a student. He said the school has launched a review of its policies and procedures regarding such incidents.
A decision on the disciplinary actions will be made next week.