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Springfield High School Coach Arrested Over Student Sex Allegations

An assistant high school football coach in Springfield has been arrested on suspicion of having sexual contact with a student.

29-year-old Mikael Cooper-Falls was booked into the Greene County Jail shortly before 1 p.m. Monday. No charges were immediately filed.

The Springfield school district says Cooper-Falls is no longer a district employee. Besides coaching at Hillcrest High School, he also was a teacher’s aide.

The district said in a statement that they cooperating with the investigation.

Cooper-Falls also is a former starting running back for Hillcrest’s football team. He majored in criminology at Missouri State and played on the university’s football team for four seasons from 2009 through 2013.

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