MADISONVILLE (WATE) – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they are investigating a vandalism case at Sequoyah High School.
TBI said District Attorney General Steve Crump requested that investigation on May 1. Upon completion of the investigation, TBI said they will turn over the case to Crump for review.
The vandalism occurred on the evening of April 29 through the morning hours on April 30. Sequoyah High School’s principal, Gary Cole, was suspended without pay, pending the investigation according to the Monroe County Director of Schools.
Deputy James Fisher, a school resource officer at the high school, was terminated by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for giving a false report. Sheriff Tommy Jones said security video showed Fisher opening up the school and helping students carry items in and later leaving while students were still in the building. The video then shows Fisher returning after receiving a call that the prank had gotten out of hand.