Baseball: Kennedy’s junior varsity coach is arrested


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Pedro Cruz Trujillo, 24, who was the junior varsity baseball coach at Granada Hills Kennedy, was arrested Monday on suspicion of child endangerment, according to a news release from the LAPD.

According to police, Trujillo took a group of six students, ranging in age from 14 to 16, to a Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium on May 18. It is alleged that Trujillo and some of the students in his car smoked marijuana to and from the event.


The LAPD said in the release that a staff member at Kennedy reported the findings to police on May 25 after overhearing students talking about the incident.

Trujillo was booked on six counts of child endangering and is being held on $100,000 bail, according to the news release.

Varsity Coach Manny Alvarado said Trujillo was removed as JV coach after the incident was discovered.

-- Eric Sondheimer