Investigation continues into allegations against Broomfield High School softball coach

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The school resource officer at Broomfield High School spent much of Tuesday interviewing students and continuing to investigate misconduct allegations that landed the school’s head softball coach on administrative leave.

The Boulder Valley School District placed coach Paula Seifried on administrative leave over the weekend while Broomfield police investigated the misconduct allegations. Neither the district nor police said at the time what happened that prompted the investigation.

On Tuesday, school district spokesman Randy Barber said that there isn’t a direct threat to students.

“Our protocol is only to release an employee’s name, position and years of service during an investigation, unless there is a direct and immediate threat to student and staff safety. That is not the situation in this case,” Barber said.

Parents who were at one of the team’s games on Tuesday claimed that Seifried had shown a pattern of inappropriate behavior and said there was a specific incident that happened over the weekend that led to the district placing Seifried on leave. One who wished not to be identified said they hoped the coach would face action by the administration.

Broomfield police said Tuesday afternoon that the school resource officer had been unable to complete all their interviews Tuesday and that more information about the alleged misconduct would likely be released Wednesday.

The school’s website said Seifried has been with the district for seven years. In a letter to parents, school officials said the team’s assistant coaches have taken over for the time being.

Even if Seifried does not face criminal charges, she could still face punishment from the district if it finds she broke any rules.

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