Dr. Mike Looney, WCS Superintendent

After the Williamson County Board of Education met in an Executive Session Attorney-Client meeting Saturday morning, they have scheduled a special called public meeting to discuss and deliberate its position on this event.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the District’s Professional Development room, 1781 West Main Street, Franklin.

At Saturday’s morning Attorney-Client meeting, Board members’ questions regarding recent events at Franklin High School involving Dr. Looney were answered, stated Carol Birdsong, Williamson County Schools Communication Director, in a press statement.

Dr. Looney turned himself into the Sheriff’s Department last Wednesday evening after being charged with simple assault.

The charge stems from an incident last Tuesday at Franklin High School in which a student was having a “psychological emergency,” states a Franklin Police Department press release. 

“While working with the student, the student’s mother, and school staff to transport the student to the hospital, Dr. Looney abruptly entered the conference room, grabbed the student by her arm, and forced her out of the school and to his vehicle. Officers intervened and had on-scene paramedics transport the student to the emergency room for evaluation,” states the FPD press release.

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Looney denies the allegations, stating “I apologize to the community for the distraction that this accusation has caused. I completely deny the allegations and have faith that the legal process will result in a positive resolution. Until this is resolved, I can’t comment further. I look forward to sharing more when possible. Meanwhile, I will maintain my focus on serving the students, teachers, and staff of Williamson County Schools.”