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High school coach commits suicide after alleged sexual relationship with student

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A West Laurens High School wrestling coach committed suicide after finding out police were investigating an alleged relationship between him and a student.

Authorities allege Michael Slaughter was sexually involved with a female student while not on school property.

On Monday May 21, GBI agents obtained arrest warrants for rape and sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

When a Laurens County Police Department investigator contacted Slaughter he told them he would come to the station. 

Shortly after the phone call, deputies arrived at the suspect's residence with a search warrant.

Upon entry Slaughter was found deceased.

GBI will continue the ongoing investigation.

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