LAPD: Granada Hills Baseball Coach Accused of Smoking Marijuana With Students

Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, of Los Angeles, was booked on six counts of child endangerment Monday, police said.

By Samantha Tata
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 1:44 PM PDT
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Assistant baseball coach Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, of Los Angeles, was booked on six counts of child endangerment Monday, suspected of smoking marijuana with half a dozen students from John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, police said.

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An assistant baseball coach from John F. Kennedy High School (map) was arrested Monday on suspicion that he smoked marijuana with half a dozen teenaged students before and after an outing to Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Police officials said.

Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, of Los Angeles, was booked on six counts of child endangerment Monday, a month after a staff member at the school overheard students talking about the incident and notified police.

Investigators said Trujillo took six students, ranging in age from 14 to 16 years old, to a Dodgers game on May 18. He is suspected of allowing some of those students to smoke marijuana in his car on the way to and from the game.

Police said they are working with the Granada Hills school to determine if there have been other similar incidents.

[UPDATE: 1:42 p.m., Tuesday] The Los Angeles Unified School District released a statement Tuesday. Trujillo was removed from the campus in May when the case was reported to the district, according to the statement.

Trujillo is being held on $100,000 bail. Additional charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor are pending, police said.


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