Marty Deputy, an English and Bible literature teacher and football coach at Pike Central High School in Petersburg, committed suicide on Sept. 2, hours before his former assistant coach surrendered to police over charges of inappropriate conduct.
Deputy, 31, was found dead at his Gibson County home that morning before school. He reportedly left a note, the contents of which have not been disclosed.
Luke Musselwhite, 26, the former assistant coach, was arrested over allegations that he sent more than 200 text messages, some sexual in nature, to a 17-year-old female student. State police said two teachers had been investigated, but the second was not identified.