Ethics violation leads to firing of Southside H.S. basketball coach

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina high school basketball coach is out of a job for an ethics violation.

Beaufort County Schools confirms that Trenton Flemming was fired last Wednesday.

Flemming was the varsity basketball coach at Southside High School and also taught English at P.S. Jones Middle School in Washington.

The school system says the coach was let go for violating the school board’s ethics policy for educators.

The same day Flemming was fired, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office took a report at the high school of an offense involving alcohol. The report lists possible crimes as contributing to the delinquency of a minor involving two offenses.

The report says the investigation is continuing.

Flemming started his job with the school system on August 17th of last year.