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Friday, March 16th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Friday, March 16th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Released emails say a Tennessee high school principal did not know there was more than “one victim” until nearly four months after a freshman was sexually assaulted with a pool cue and three others were attacked by teammates in an apparent hazing incident on a basketball trip.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the emails were filed Monday in a civil case accusing the Hamilton County Board of Education of failing to protect the students during the December 2015 trip. Two students filed the lawsuits in September and December 2016.

Jim Jarvis, then-Ooltewah High School principal, said in a May 2016 email to board attorney Scott Bennett that he knew “of only one victim.”

Jarvis’ attorney, Curtis Bowe, did not respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment Tuesday.

Trial is set for September.

From the Chattanoogan…

A teacher who fired a gun at Dalton High School is getting bond under tight restrictions.

After consulting with the Dalton Public School System and with student and parent representatives, the District Attorney’s Office and Randal Davidson’s attorney, Richard Murray, reached an agreement Thursday morning concerning bond.

A consent order was prepared and presented to Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris and was signed and filed around 11 a.m.

Davidson remains in custody at this time pending his posting bond and coordinating the terms of his release under the order.

Under the terms of the order, Davidson will be placed on an electronic ankle monitor prior to leaving the Whitfield County Jail.

Upon having the monitor placed on his ankle, a Whitfield County Deputy will transport Davidson to the Hamilton Medical Center Emergency Room where representatives from Westcott Behavioral Health Services will perform an initial evaluation and make a referral either to their own facility or to another appropriate facility. Thereafter, Davidson will be transported to the referred facility for additional psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Davidson will sign a waiver allowing the facility to report the results of the evaluation to the Court.

Additionally, Davidson will surrender any and all firearms in his possession and consent to a search of his residence to secure any other firearms he may own. He will be prohibited from going on or about any school property or having any contact with school employees, students or the immediate families of any students.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Knights of Columbus recently presented a donation to Julia Wright, Executive Director of the Southeast Tennessee, American Red Cross.

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donators.

In Tennessee the American Red Cross has over 4,600 volunteers who gave assistance in more than 2,500 disaster responses and assisted approximately 3,000 families in the state. There were 13,500 services provided to Military members and their families and 208,000 volunteer hours worked. The local American Red Cross Office is located in the United Way building at 85 Ocoee St. Cleveland.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.