Coach confronted on Houston campus

By Floyd Ingram/Chickasaw Journal

An altercation on a Houston school parking lot Friday morning prompted the district to send two employees home for the day and a man to be charged with simple assault.

According to Dr. Steve Coker, Houston School Superintendent, the incident involved a coach, a female school employee and another man.

“The matter is under investigation and when our investigation is complete we will be prepared to make a statement,” said Coker. “I have notified my (school board) chairman and we are looking into this.”

David Earnest, 36, of Houston, was booked into the Chickasaw County County Jail for simple assault by Houston Police Officer Linda Griffin. Earnest was released Friday morning on a $5,000 appearance bond.

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