No Charges Will Be Filed Against Football Coach

The head coach of the Shasta High School football team will not be charged by the district attorney's office. Aaron Gingery was suspended from his job after allegedly kicking a 16-year-old player in the groin on September 29th during football practice.  The Redding Police School Resource Officer was notified by the administration after staff members witnessed the alleged incident. After numerous interviews with coaches and students, the case was submitted to the district attorneys office on Wednesday. Gingery had faced a possible charge of misdemeanor battery to a child. On Friday, the D.A.'s Office said it will decline to press the charge, saying there was no lasting physical injury and that the evidence does not support the conclusion that Gingery intentionally struck the student's groin. The statement further states that Gingery's conduct does not require the involvement of the criminal justice system, and is best dealt with by the school board's disciplinary process. The Shasta High School Principal is still not returning calls concerning the matter.