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Grundy County High School head football coach suspended during hazing investigation

(Grundy County Schools)

UPDATE:

The Grundy County Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey says head football coach Casey Tate is suspended from coaching at Grundy County High School until further notice.

According to an email, there was new information revealed in the student hazing incident.

Kinsey says the assistant coach, Greg Brewer, will assume the role for now.

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The Grundy County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) is investigating a hazing incident that happened at the Grundy County School football field house Wednesday morning.

GCSO investigators interviewed students, teachers, and parents Wednesday afternoon to learn more about what happened.

Grundy County Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey says that the students involved in the hazing will be punished according to the handbook.

Director Kinsey says that the incident has also been referred to the Department of Children's Services, law enforcement, and the DA's office for review.

Sheriff Clint Shrum said in a statement Wednesday evening that criminal charges could result from the incident.

Late Thursday, 12th Judicial District Attorney General Mike Taylor told NewsChannel 9 he anticipates charges will be filed against several juvenile suspects in court.


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