A teacher and coach from Boltz Junior High School, 720 Boltz
Drive, was arrested for sexual assault on a minor by a person in a
position of trust, according to a press release from Fort Collins
Kevin Russell Tapia allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old female
Fort Collins High School student April 20. The student reported the
incident to a parent on Monday. The parent then contacted the
Tapia, who taught U.S. and World History and coached softball,
track and basketball, was placed on administrative leave by Poudre
Valley School District.
The victim had returned to Boltz Junior High School in order to
meet Tapia for lunch with another female student. The assault
allegedly occurred when the victim was sitting in Tapia’s classroom
and he made “sexually inappropriate comments” to her. The victim
then returned to Fort Collins High School.
Potential evidence was removed for Tapia’s home after police
obtained a search warrant after a preliminary investigation.
Tapia was taken to Larimer County Detention Center on $50,000
Detective Kristy Volesky should be contacted with any additional
information at 224-6116.