GREENSBORO — Jeffrey Allen Guffey, who until recently served as head athletics trainer at Grimsley High School in Greensboro and was a health teacher at the school, has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a female student at the school.
Guffey resigned his position with Guilford County Schools on Thursday.
Susan Danielsen, spokeswoman for the Greensboro Police Department, said police became aware of the allegations March 28 after school administrators contacted them. Detectives from the Family Victims Unit then conducted an investigation.
Guffey was suspended from his duties at Grimsley effective March 28 pending the completion of a human resources investigation, according to Nora Murray, Guilford County Schools program administrator for media relations. Grimsley officials referred all questions about Guffey to district administration.
Guffey’s Facebook page was taken down April 5, and his Twitter account — which was active on the evening of April 4 — has been deleted.
In 2016, Guffey, 40, moved to Grimsley from Southern Guilford High School, where he was a science teacher as well as head trainer. While at Southern, he was named the state’s Athletics Trainer of the Year for secondary schools in 2015 by the N.C. Athletic Trainers’ Association. Guffey also served as the North Carolina trainer for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in 2015 and has been a trainer for the Greensboro-based N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star games in recent years.
A McLeansville resident and Eastern Guilford High School graduate, Guffey previously served as a trainer and taught at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane and has been a volunteer firefighter in McLeansville since 1995.
Guffey has been released from the Guilford County jail on a $5,000 secure bail and the investigation is ongoing, Danielsen said.
Police would not name the student.