Fort Gibson high school coach arrested

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Updated: 1/31/2013 9:10 am Published: 1/30/2013 6:05 pm

A volunteer football and wrestling coach is now in trouble with the law with big questions surrounding his future ability to work with students.

21-year-old Anthony Olivares has been coaching at Fort Gibson High School.

He was arrested over the weekend accused of public intoxication and possession of marijuana.

Principal Gary Sparks told FOX23’s Dontaye Carter the school has severed their contract with Olivares.

"What was he thinking?” asked Laurie Gotcher, a parent of a student at Fort Gibson High School. “Doing something like that changes your whole life."

It's a question on a lot of minds in the Fort Gibson area. The coach was arrested Saturday morning around one. Parents like, Gotcher, says coaches are held to a higher standard.

"I think it sets a terrible example," she said.

Olivares was a lay coach for football and wrestling at the high school. School administrators say he was paid a small stipend to help.

"It’s just an unfortunate thing."

Sparks said Olivares attended high school at Fort Gibson three years ago and was going to college to be a coach now he's waiting to see what happens in court.

"Under these circumstances there's things you can't do and be around young people," said Sparks.

"We do make mistakes, he made a big one," said Gotcher.
When a volunteer coach applies online they have to fill out an application that asks if they've ever been convicted of a felony. No word on any drug testing requirements.

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resting - 1/31/2013 8:00 PM
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He is a role model and a bad one = FIRED. There are tons of coaches and teachers out of work, there is no reason to settle for a drunk and drug user. DRUNKS kill people driving.

Unwashed Mass - 1/31/2013 11:13 AM
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Small fish. Not worth the resources.

Mayor Maynot - 1/30/2013 8:38 PM
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Whew I was relieved to see that it wasn't another case of teacher student tango.

GodsGutterPunk - 1/30/2013 7:30 PM
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and in my opinion , this would be a perfect time for mercy and forgivness

GodsGutterPunk - 1/30/2013 7:28 PM
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a perfect example that just because people smoke marajuna doesn't make them a degenerate weirdo, here's a guy that even volenterred his time, helped people your children and all because he was caught with a little marajuana you lose your cool, he's the same guy he was three weeks ago when you all loved him
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