A Northside Independent School District cross country coach has been placed on administrative leave.

A district spokesman said Randy Reina, 52, a cross country coach at O'Connor High School has been placed on paid administrative leave for sending inappropriate emails to school staff members and parents of some students.

District spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said Reina had been asked to cease sending the emails but he continued to do so.

The emails are described as unprofessional and uninvited and made the readers of the emails uncomfortable.

Gonzalez said an investigation into the matter has been launched.

He said Reina has been with NISD since 1995.