Liberty HS coach, teacher faces criminal charge of annoying a child

Jeff Hicks, a teacher and coach at Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Calif., is seen in a photo from the school’s site. (Credit: Kern High School District)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A math teacher and coach at Liberty High School in Bakersfield has been charged with annoying a child.

Jeff Hicks, the boys’ varsity basketball coach, is also on administrative leave, according to a Kern High School District spokeswoman.

Hicks faces a misdemeanor charge that was filed Monday, according to the Kern County court website.

Police haven’t released details of their investigation.

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