Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 6, 2012

W.Va. cheerleader coach facing sex charge fired

Associated Press

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — The Marion County Board of Education has fired a freshman cheerleader coach who's accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old male student.

Amanda Jo Barker also is barred from attending future high school events.

The Times West-Virginian ( ) reports that the school board unanimously voted Monday to fire Barker from her cheerleading job at North Marion High School.

West Virginia State Police arrested the 31-year-old Barker on Oct. 23 on three counts of sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust.


Information from: Times West Virginian,