GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (WJBK) - Grosse Pointe Schools are dealing with several teachers and coaches who have been accused of inappropriate behavior with students.
The Grosse Pointe School district has had a rough couple of weeks involving teachers and coaches who work in the school district.
First, one student claimed a teacher told him that he wouldn't make it to his 21st birthday. The teacher resigned four days later
Then last week, more disturbing news as a letter was sent to parents, revealing a student had been involved in a sexual relationship with a school volunteer.
"An adult mentor volunteer who was working with the robotics program had engaged in some unsafe behavior with a student five years ago. It just came to attention of police now," deputy superintendent Jon Dean said.
The volunteer is out of the school and police are investigating.
Then more problems came up this weekend as the school was scrutinized for a newly-hired baseball coach. The problem was in his Twitter account.
"There were some social media posts that individual made 6 to 8 years ago brought to our attention," Dean said.
A member of the community brought up the tweets, Dean said, but did not elaborate how. The posts are vile, sexually explicit, and even racist at times. They were posted a few years ago but are now being passed around again. Many posts are too appropriate to post.
Grosse Pointe North alum Billy Matouk was disgusted when he found out.
"That's not someone I want coaching my son. I'll tell ya that," Matouk said.
The potential coach has been identified as Michael Rubenstein and will not be hired as a coach at the school. Sources say he still works as a baseball coach at North Farmington High school. Matouk says a better background check should have been done.
"I don't know how anyone would want their children around someone like that honestly," he said.
The school has now sent out four letters in just one week but promise they're putting the safety of students first.
"If something comes to our attention that we feel is unsafe for kids, we always carefully review that, keeping safety first for all kids," Dean said.