Dear CVUSD Families and Staff,

I am writing to inform you that David Castillo, former head boys’ and girls’ cross-country coach at Camp Verde High School, has been arrested for inappropriate physical contact with a minor.

Upon receiving a report of the alleged conduct, the Camp Verde Unified School District immediately contacted local law enforcement. The alleged incident did not take place on school grounds. Due to the ongoing investigation, we cannot share further details at this time.

Mr. Castillo has been informed that he will not be allowed on school property and will be prohibited from contacting students.

We will continue to fully cooperate with the police investigation. Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to call the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office at (928) 554-8300.

Our focus is on the safety and wellbeing of our students. If any students need additional support at this time, we encourage them to speak with a school counselor at any time. They are here to assist.

Thank you for your attention to this important update.


Steve Hicks