Cocke County teacher suspended without pay

Cocke County teacher suspended without pay

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Michael Southerland (Source: Cocke County School System) Michael Southerland (Source: Cocke County School System)

NEWPORT (WATE) - A Cocke County teacher has been suspended without pay for an inappropriate incident involving a student.

A school spokesperson said Michael Southerland may have been involved in inappropriate conduct with a student. 

Southerland has been a teacher at Cocke County High School since 2001, teaching agriculture studies. 

He does not have any prior employment problems with the Cocke County School System. 

No further details on the incident have been released.

An investigation is ongoing.

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