- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) - A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a man charged with involuntary manslaughter following the death of a teenage boy he failed to pull from a high school pool.

Johnathan Sails appeared Wednesday for arraignment in Eastpointe’s 38th District Court. A preliminary hearing is March 19.

Sails‘ lawyer Robert Leonetti declined to comment to reporters after the hearing.

The Macomb County prosecutor said in announcing charges that Sails was supposed to be monitoring a remedial swim class at East Detroit High School, just east of Detroit, on Nov. 8 when students told him KeAir Swift was having trouble in the water.

Authorities say Sails changed clothing in a locker room before jumping into the pool. A vice principal wearing a suit jumped in and pulled Swift out.

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