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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Anna Shand reports: Cleveland City Schools already has installed cameras and locked doors to prevent a school massacre like the Texas rampage that left 19 children and two adults dead, the local superintendent said Wednesday.

CCS also has increased the number of social workers to address mental and behavioral issues, Dyer said.

Scotty Hernandez, Bradley County Schools safety and security coordinator, said there were over 22 shootings on K-12 campuses across the nation in the 2021-22 academic year. 

Hernandez also noted BCS develops its emergency operations plans based on best practices, local first responder input, Tennessee Department of Education guidelines, Bradley County Emergency Management Agency coordination and federal plans.

Also from The Banner…

Anna Shand reports: Ty A. Stone was named Wednesday as president of Cleveland State Community College after a months-long national search, the Tennessee Board of Regents said in a livestreamed meeting. 

TBR appoints presidents of all the community and technical colleges in the system that it governs, as well as system-level senior staff. Chancellor Flora W. Tydings recommended candidates for three positions, all of which were received and acted upon by the TBR today. The three positions were the next president of CSCC, the next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton and the TBR Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance. 

Stone is the president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. She will succeed Bill Seymour, who is retiring this summer after leading Cleveland State for 8½ years and more than 43 years in higher education administration. 

From Local 3 News…

The woman who claimed a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy threatened to arrest her if she did not allow him to baptize her has died, but her case is not over.

Deputies were called to a home on Log Cabin Lane in Soddy-Daisy Wednesday, where they found Shandle Riley dead.

In February of 2019, Riley claimed Deputy Daniel Wilkey pulled her over outside of her mother-in-law’s home. Riley admitted she had marijuana in the car.

According to the lawsuit Riley filed, Wilkey told her “God was talking to him” and he told her he would not arrest her if she got baptized.

The lawsuit explains Riley went along with the plan because “she did not want to go to jail.”

In an opinion released this week, a judge allowed the case to continue, saying the incident was “an overtly religious act with no secular purpose.”

The autopsy for Shandle Riley shows that she died from an accidental drug overdose of fentanyl and methampethamine.

Deputies found Riley’s body in a Soddy Daisy home on April 13.