A special called session of the Walker County Board of Education Wednesday night resulted in nothing as far as a decision on the fate of three LaFayette High School coaches arrested on alcohol charges.
The coaches were arrested last Friday night at a football game between Southeast Whitfield High School and LaFayette in Whitfield County.
According to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Department, Norman Hodge, head golf coach, assistant girl’s basketball coach, and LaFayette City Councilmen; Rob Neal, head boy’s basketball coach; and Michael Dunfee, head baseball coach were charged with “possession of alcohol” on school property.
The report details their arrest by sheriff’s deputies after the three men submitted to a breath test in the Southeast Whitfield press box.
A fourth man, Benjamin Neal, brother of Rob Neal, was also arrested on the same charge.
Wednesday night’s special session began at 6 p.m. at the Walker school system’s central office in LaFayette.
About 35 people attended the meeting, which began with an open session that immediately went into executive session. After the board met for two hours behind closed door, chairman Mike Carruth read from a prepared statement and then the board immediately adjourned the public meeting.
WALKER COUNTY MESSENGER