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LA school baseball coach fired after child endangerment arrest

Los Angeles Unified announced Tuesday they've fired an employee who allegedly smoked weed to and from a baseball game with 14-16-year-old students.

Pedro Cruz Trujillo, an assistant baseball coach and education aid at Kennedy High School, was arrested Monday by LAPD on suspicion of six counts of child endangerment.

Police say that in May, Trujilla took six high school students to a Dodgers game. He allegedly smoked pot behind the wheel and offered the kids a toke or two as well. 

A staff member apparently overheard kids talking about it later, and reported Trujillo to police on May 25. The school district then removed Trujillo from his position temporarily while police conducted the month-long investigation. When police arrested him, LAUSD decided to fire Trujillo. He's currently being held in custody on $100,000 bail.

The LA District Attorneys office has not yet filed charges. Police say Trujillo may be charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.