Report: Principal Waited to Call Police, Allowed Teacher Accused of Misconduct to Leave with Evidence - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 12, 2019
A Pigeon Forge Middle School principal waited nearly five hours before notifying police of a teacher’s alleged crime against a student, allowing the suspect to walk away with evidence, Knoxnews reports. Principal Scott Hensley knew physical education teacher Daniel Allen Turner was being accused of sexual misconduct and that another teacher was aware of the situation, but Turner was allowed to resign and leave school property with evidence before Hensley contacted the police. Turner was indicted by a Sevier County grand jury in December on a charge of attempted soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly trying to lure a 13-year-old student to his office to view nude photos on his phone.