Local Teacher on Administrative Leave Pending Investigation

A teacher and coach at a Catholic school in Springfield has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Michael Hines is a soccer coach at Springfield Catholic High School and teaches physical education at Immaculate Conception Catholic School.

Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocesan officials say Hines was placed on leave according to the Diocese’s safe environment policy, and an incident was reported to the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, and a confidential tips report was filed online.