Coach charged with obscene conduct at Costco

Coach charged with obscene conduct at Costco »Play Video
Kyle Dennis
BOISE - A local high school math teacher has been arrested for obscene conduct in a public place.

Chuck McClure, Boise Police public information officer, says Kyle Dennis, 37, was arrested after multiple instances of "obscene live conduct" that took place at two Boise retail outlets starting in February of this year.

According to court documents, Dennis "knowingly engaged in obscene manipulating his penis with his hands while walking around a Costco store with an erection."

The documents go on to say that Dennis performed the same behavior at the Costco on 2051 S. Cole Road as well as the Walmart on Overland in June.

Dennis, who teaches geometry and coaches basketball at Capital High School, was arrested Monday at 6:30 a.m. He allegedly walked around the stores performing the behavior in front of other shoppers.

Dan Hollar, Boise School District spokesperson, said Dennis is on paid administrative leave.

"We're trying to get back to educating children, which is what we do," Hollar said. "We certainly will have a substitute in that class, until such time as we can find an appropriate individual to continue with the math."

Greg Sutton, a therapist at Warm Springs Counseling Center, says when an arrest involves a teacher, it can be difficult for students to talk about.

"I think it's really important for parents to to talk to them and try to have a dialogue about what this really has meant," Sutton said.

Dennis has been the varsity coach for the boys team for the past three seasons and has taught math at the school since 1996.

One Capital High student in Dennis' math class said he's holding off on judgment.

"Even if he's charged with anything, when he comes back to school, I'm not going to look at him any differently than I would," said Mark, a sophomore.

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The coach faces a fine up to $1,000 or six months in jail.