123 Cambridge St.
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Varsity Football Coach Placed on Leave During Investigation into Alleged Inappropriate Verbal Conduct Toward Players
BURLINGTON — Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eric Conti reports that the Burlington Public Schools have placed head varsity football coach Shawn Maguire on paid administrative leave pending an administrative investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior.
The Burlington High School Administration received allegations this week of verbal misconduct towards players by the coach. Upon learning of the allegations, school administrators informed the superintendent’s office. A meeting was held with Maguire to inform him of the allegations and that he would be placed on paid leave while the Burlington Public Schools investigated the claims.
“I understand that there may be many questions, and I want to thank our community members for their patience and support while this investigation is underway,” Dr. Conti said. “The Burlington Public Schools is a safe and welcoming educational community, and we take any allegations of inappropriate verbal actions or behavior seriously.”
As this investigation is ongoing and involves personnel matters, the school department is unable to comment further at this time.