MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee high school girls basketball coach has been fired for what the district is calling an "inappropriate relationship" with a student. The district has confirmed Marquis Thomas, 29, was let go when they learned of the relationship from the student's parents.
Thomas was a basketball coach at North Division High School and was not at the game Tuesday night between the girls' team and Milwaukee Tech.
Milwaukee Public Schools released this statement:
"MPS was made aware of an unfortunate situation between a student and a community member working in our school. We take the safety of everyone in our school community very seriously and the person in question has been terminated from working at our school. MPS will continue to work with MPD with this matter. MPS was made aware of an unfortunate situation between a student and a community member working in our school."
The Milwaukee Police Department said they could not answer any questions on the case unless there are criminal charges filed. So far Thomas does not show up in any online jail or court databases.