ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – An Española Valley High School coach suspended with pay for allegedly slapping a student in P.E. class will be reinstated Monday.
The freshman student who alleges Richard Martinez slapped her – talked to KRQE News 13 on Tuesday – but didn’t want to be identified.
Other parents had complaints of verbal abuse by Martinez, but he had a lot of support, too.
He was placed on leave Monday.
The coach said Thursday the superintendent welcomed him to come back after a short internal investigation. He didn’t want to comment beyond that.