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Local News for Tuesday, December 7th

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The Cleveland City Schools Board of Education met on Monday covering several items of business, including the timeline for selecting a new principal for Cleveland High School. Autumn O’Bryan, current CHS principal, will become the city schools Director of Academics effective July 1st, 2022. On January 10th, 2022, the job will be posted. Between then and February 18th, a community survey will be conducted to collect feedback. From January 12th to February 23rd, discussion will take place with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners. It is likely interviews will begin in early March.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Erlanger was placed on lockdown while authorities search for an armed suspect who was on hospital property Sunday night according to Chattanooga Police officials. 

A spokesperson told Channel 3 the incident began earlier that evening when security patrolling the parking garage spotted a group of individuals that appeared to be trying to break into cars. 

One of the suspects pulled out a firearm when security tried to confront them. CPD officers are now in the area looking for that suspect. 

Also from WRCB Channel 3…

A stern warning from fire officials to drivers after multiple motorists drove over fire lines during an emergency over the weekend. 

Charred remains are what’s left of the home on Birchwood Pike. It went up in flames over the weekend from a blanket laying too close to a space heater. 

No one was hurt in the fire, but it’s what happened feet away from the scene that Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management Public Information Officer Amy Maxwell said put several lives at risk. 

Maxwell said fire hydrants are spaced further apart in this rural area of town, meaning fire hoses had to be stretched across several streets so crews could fight the flames. 

It can cost a department hundreds of unbudgeted dollars replacing damaged equipment and put property and lives as risk, Maxwell said. 

In 2018, a truck driver was arrested after driving over an active fire hose. 

Maxwell said this can serve as a reminder to obey emergency vehicles and never drive over a fire line, whether it’s active or not. 

If caught driving over a fire line, someone can be charged with reckless endangerment or driving over a fire hose.