EL CAJON, Calif. — Allegations of sexual misconduct by an El Cajon Valley High School coach have prompted Grossmont Union High School District to launch an investigation.

In a statement released Thursday, the school district said:

“After learning of allegations of sexual misconduct against an El Cajon Valley High School coach, we immediately notified law enforcement, and we reported the matter to Child Welfare Services. There is nothing more important than the safety of our students.

“Anytime allegations of misconduct are brought forward, the District takes those allegations very seriously. A prompt and thorough investigation follows. In the event of actual misconduct, the District takes appropriate disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. The El Cajon Valley coach is currently on leave as law enforcement and our District conduct investigations.

“So as not to impede ongoing investigations, and to maintain the privacy rights of all involved, the District will not comment further at this time.”

No further details were released regarding the investigation.