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Today, the school system released a series of secretly recorded conversations between Dr. Frank Brown and a woman he allegedly began a sexual relationship with 10 years ago while she was a student. The allegations stem from when he was teaching at McGavock High School in Donelson. Sandra Jordan has been named interim Principal of the school.
Lawyers for Dr. Brown released a statement on Wednesday:
"The allegations against Dr. Brown are absolutely false and outrageous. Dr. Brown has never had an inappropriate relationship with any student in any school where he has worked.
He is distraught that Williamson County School System did not even bother to conduct the slightest investigation or due process, opting instead to simply accept the story from a source that is far from credible, and coercing him to sign a resignation against his will.
The story is manufactured. Even a brief investigation of the criminal background of the source of the story undermines its credibility. The audio recordings are fake. The emails are fake. Common sense indicates that if Dr. Brown were attempting to engage in some secret lurid activity, he would not do so through a private email address called "firstname.lastname@example.org." That is not, and never has been, an email address Dr. Brown has used."
"Dr. Brown did briefly date the woman at issue several years ago," according to the statement. It also states that she has tried to contact him since in attempt to revive the relationship - which he rejected.
Lawyers for Dr. Brown say they are in the process of preparing a more complete telling of the story.
Thursday, October 25 2012, 01:28 AM CDT
Sheriff says deputy sneaked in drugs, smokes
May 22, 2013 18:50 GMT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The Rutherford County sheriff has fired a deputy who he said was sneaking in contraband to jail inmates.
Sheriff Robert Arnold terminated the employment of Deputy Keith Knowles on May 10. The sheriff said he was disappointed to find a deputy with a long career was supplying inmates with forbidden items.
The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/12MorCe ) reported the department launched an investigation earlier this month after receiving reports that an officer brought a cellphone and tobacco to inmates. Marijuana was also reportedly brought in.
Arnold said Knowles gave a statement that resulted in his firing.
The sheriff's office will turn over its investigation to the district attorney's office to determine whether charges will be filed.
Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com
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