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Greeley Central Educator Arrested

This message is to notify you that Ken Magruder, an employee of Greeley Central High School, has been arrested and faces two class 4 felony criminal charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, C.R.S. 18-6-403(3). These charges stem from allegations that Mr. Magruder was in possession of child pornography.


Mr. Magruder, who taught social studies and served as manager at the District 6 stadium, was arrested by Greeley Police this morning. Mr. Magruder has been on leave from Greeley Central since December 30, 2021, when District 6 officials were notified of allegations against him. Mr. Magruder has worked at Greeley Central since December 20, 1991.


Greeley Central and District 6 officials have been cooperating with the Greeley Police Department on this criminal investigation. The investigation was lengthy and was completed just this week. At this time, there is no indication that any District 6 student was a victim in this case.


We take these allegations very seriously and will continue to cooperate with Greeley Police on this criminal case. Under state and federal law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 


Student safety and security is always our first priority. If you or your student has any information about Mr. Magruder or these allegations that could be shared with the Greeley Police Department, we encourage you to contact Detective Leslie Schmidt at (970) 350-9605.

Cary Smith, Principal

Greeley Central High School