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Sumner Co. Schools Says it Followed Hiring Guidelines with Embattled Wrestling Coach- Meagan O'Halloran

HENDERSONVILLE- Sumner County school administrators say they followed all the rules when they decided to hire 51-year old wrestling coach William Lackey. Lackey faced criminal charges in Louisiana last year when he applied to teach at Hendersonville High. Fox 17 News uncovered that detail after Hendersonville police charged Lackey with credit card fraud.

Sumner Co. schools hired Lackey in October, two days after he got his warrant dismissed.

Louisiana apparently failed to update its database and when Hendersonville Police looked into the new theft charges hey thought Lackey was still wanted on out of state charges.

Lackey bonded out of the Sumner County jail Wednesday and is charged with theft after allegedly going on a personal shopping spree using his school credit card.