Coach on leave pending investigation

Princeton High School’s head girls basketball coach Aaron Johnson has been relieved of  his coaching duties pending the outcome of a school district investigation.

School District officials confirmed in a prepared statement Wednesday that a classroom teacher and coach was placed on paid administrative leave. District officials did not name the teacher/coach, but stated that leave began November 29 pending the outcome of an investigation due to allegations made against him.

Johnson, a North Elementary School technology education teacher, is also on leave from his teaching duties.

Princeton Police Department officials said Wednesday that there is a pending investigation being conducted within its department. The matter has not been forwarded to the Mille Lacs County District Attorney’s Office as of Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson coached the girls to a 58-42 loss to Cambridge-Isanti in the Tigers season opener at Cambridge on November 27. On November 30 when the girls traveled to Sauk Rapids-Rice, assistant coaches Andrew Fenske and Kate Milbrandt were behind the bench.

Superintendent Rick Lahn said he appointed Fenske and Milbrandt co-head coaches.

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