3 Lenoir City High School students charged amid criminal investigation

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LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) – The Loudon County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday that three juveniles have now been charged amid a criminal investigation.

Those juveniles are students at Lenoir City High School.

Lenoir City High School’s head football coach was suspended amid the criminal investigation.

LCHS Athletic Director Greg Boling said Thursday, “Coach Jeff Cortez has been placed on a short suspension for neglect of duties.” Cortez returned to work on Monday.

Offensive coordinator Matt Coe coached the team for its season finale Friday night at Catholic High School.

Lenoir City Police Chief Don White confirmed to WATE 6 On Your Side there is an ongoing criminal investigation regarding the juveniles. Few details have been released because of the age of those involved, but Chief White said the investigation started in September surrounding a situation that happened on the high school’s campus.

The Loudon County District Attorney’s office released a statement saying, “There is an investigation of alleged criminal behavior involving juveniles at Lenoir City High School.”

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