Daily staff report
A Shenandoah County high school coach and teacher charged with crimes related to a student's hazing in October faces a trial in February.
Nicholas R. Greco, 34, of 107 Black Oak Drive, Maurertown, appeared in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Thursday. Greco stands charged with hazing, assault and battery by a mob and seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Greco remains free on a $12,000 bond.
Judge William H. Logan Jr. scheduled Greco's next appearance in the court for Feb. 20, according to information from the clerk.
Attorney Ian Williams represents Greco. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Louis Campola is prosecuting the case.
Greco, a teacher at Peter Muehlenberg Middle School and coach of the junior varsity football team at Central High School, also is on administrative leave with pay as the county school system conducts its own investigation into the allegations.
Authorities accuse Greco of instructing football players in his class to haze a 13-year-old boy enrolled at the middle school. Greco is the only person charged in the alleged incident so far.