RFM coach arrested, fired

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Danny Hood accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old student

By Cheri Harris

The former head football coach and dean of students at Robert F. Munroe Day School is accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old student.

According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Daniel Patrick Hood, 38, 622 N. Calhoun St., Quincy, was arrested Oct. 17 on charges of sexual assault by a custodian of someone 12 to 18 years, a felony; sexual assault by someone 24 or older on a victim 16 or 17, a felony; a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor; and a felony charge of obscene communication, using a computer to seduce/solicit/lure a child.

According to the report, GCSO received a report from the Department of Children and Families’ Abuse Hotline alleging that Hood had sexual contact with a student and provided the student with marijuana. The teen told investigators she had sexual contact with Hood three separate times at Hood’s home, mostly in July. 

According to the report, a GCSO investigator also retrieved chat sessions between the teen and Hood including sexually explicit content in which Hood expressed his desire to perform sexually explicit acts on the teen.

In response to a reporter’s request for comment, Suzanne Johnson, the head of school, supplied the following statement:

Coach Danny Hood’s employment with RFM was terminated on October 10, 2013. Robert F. Munroe asks everyone to respect the criminal justice system and to let the process take its course. It would be inappropriate at this time to say anything more.

Maj. Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office said the school took appropriate action by alerting DCF when they received the complaint.

Hood’s bond was set at $163,000.