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NAACP head appeals for girl in fracas at Harriman

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By Damon Lawrence

Roane County NAACP President Joe Eskridge pleaded with the Roane County Board of Education on behalf of Courtney Thomas last Thursday.

Thomas, 17, was kicked out of Harriman High School after incident with principal Scott Calahan.  

“I would like for this Board of Education to look into this situation and see if we can’t do something to get this girl back in school,” Eskridge said.

Harriman police responded to the school on Oct. 27. According to the report, Calahan confiscated Thomas’ cellphone during a theft investigation.


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