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In brief: Teacher, cheerleading coach at Lakeside faces sex counts

Thu., Feb. 4, 2010

A high school gym teacher and cheerleading coach is accused of sexually abusing a teenager.

Darin J. DeBolt, 26, a teacher at Lakeside High School in Plummer, Idaho, appeared in court Wednesday on one count of sexual battery of a minor child ages 16 or 17 and one count of sexual intercourse with a minor child.

DeBolt was arrested Tuesday at the 130-student high school, where the Spokane resident has worked for five years, said Judi Sharrett, superintendent of the Plummer-Worley School District. He’s been placed on leave.

“The district is fully cooperating with police,” Sharrett said.

DeBolt remains in Benewah County Jail on $50,000 bail. The alleged incident occurred last month, according to the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office.

DeBolt was on the cheer squad at Eastern Washington University and is a coach with All Star Cheer and Dance in Spokane Valley, according to the group’s Web site.

Clinic on Saturday offers swine flu vaccinations

Free swine flu vaccinations will be available Saturday in Spokane Valley.

The walk-in clinic, hosted by the Spokane Regional Health District, is open to anyone 6 months and older. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. Both the nasal spray and shot versions of the H1N1 vaccine will be available.

“People are still getting sick from the HN1 pandemic flu virus in Washington state, but in smaller numbers than earlier,” Dr. Joel McCullough, regional health officer, said in prepared remarks. “H1N1 flu started in April of last year, so vaccinating now can still protect you from another potential outbreak of swine flu.”

Those unable to attend the Saturday clinic can arrange free vaccinations by calling the health district, (509) 324-1648.


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