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      Mullins football coach teaching certificate suspended

      NewsChannel 15 has learned the South Carolina State Board of Education summarily suspended the teaching certificate of Gregory Hill saying he may pose a threat to the health, safety or welfare of students that may be under his instruction.

      The board took the action in response to Hill's arrest three weeks ago. According to the superintendent of the Mullins School District, Michael Lupo, the summary suspension is subject to Hill's right to request and obtain a full due process hearing on the evidence.

      On September 1, Mullins police charged Hill with nine counts of dissemination of harmful materials.

      Police say he showed nine pictures of his genitals on his cell phone to a 16-year-old girl at Mullins High School in August.

      In addition to coaching, Hill taught global studies at Mullins High School.

      Hill's teaching certificate will be suspended until a due process hearing is held and/or this matter is otherwise resolved.

      He has held a professional South Carolina educator/teaching certificate for six years.

      The State Board of Education says the suspension of Hill's certificate will be reported to all school districts in the state.

      He remains on paid administrative leave with the Mullins School District. Superintendent Lupo says the State Board of Education will meet at a later date regarding a possible final suspension or revocation of his certificate.