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$1 million suit filed over PHS b-ball team

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     John Curry, Pickens resident and father of a former PHS student, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Pickens County School System, alleging administrators have “maliciously ignored reports and complaints” about the boys’ basketball program.

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E.W
0 #61 E.W 2016-09-01 11:15
Anothercoward.. ..the county requested it. There's no guarantee it will be moved. Either way mr Curry is in for a fight. HH&H are very good and the county has lots of money at its disposal to pay for it....our tax money! Again I think (just my opinion) the system should seriously consider a new system attorney. Why does a county our size have an attorney on payroll??
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John Curry
+8 #62 John Curry 2016-09-01 11:24
It just seems to me that the public would like to hear ALL of the evidence. Ours schools accreditation is on the line.

If they have not done anything wrong then they have nothing to be worried about. It it is frivolous, why are they trying to have it moved.

Just hand over what has been asked for and be done with it. If a teacher called a vote on a kid in a class room to embarrass him, they would be fired.

Steinhauer has a teaching contract not a coaching contract. He should have been removed from coaching at the least.

During this process, the head of the Ga Professional Standards Committee called Perry and advised her to have a 3rd party investigate this. He couldn't make her but he did ask her too.

They have shut down because of a threat of litigation by Steinhauer. His lawyer has found something big and it has them scared., Unless you have something to lose, you should want to know the truth.

Beside, they fee's for the defendant are being paid by insurance so it is costing the public nothing.

And the School system has been chastised by the court before for lack of a better word "shadiness"
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WKRP
+9 #63 WKRP 2016-09-01 11:27
Its well known that the BOE has a unwritten policy of not making any comments after public comments unfortunately.

The best chance for this thing is to get Atlanta media attention and then perhaps a law firm will pick it up Pro Bono if they can see some of the evidence. I wonder what SACS and the folks at the state level think about all of this.

The big concrete issue I see the system having is with the email the student sent that was passed along. That one if this goes anywhere will be the one that gets them.
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Ripoff
-9 #64 Ripoff 2016-09-01 16:42
Quoting John Curry:
It just seems to me that the public would like to hear ALL of the evidence. Ours schools accreditation is on the line.

If they have not done anything wrong then they have nothing to be worried about. It it is frivolous, why are they trying to have it moved.

Just hand over what has been asked for and be done with it. If a teacher called a vote on a kid in a class room to embarrass him, they would be fired.

Steinhauer has a teaching contract not a coaching contract. He should have been removed from coaching at the least.

During this process, the head of the Ga Professional Standards Committee called Perry and advised her to have a 3rd party investigate this. He couldn't make her but he did ask her too.

They have shut down because of a threat of litigation by Steinhauer. His lawyer has found something big and it has them scared., Unless you have something to lose, you should want to know the truth.

Beside, they fee's for the defendant are being paid by insurance so it is costing the public nothing.

And the School system has been chastised by the court before for lack of a better word "shadiness"


For a guy who was "making my last comment on the subject" awhile back, you sure are continuing to comment.

You've shown no evidence of anything. You've made a bunch of accusations (many of them vague). That's not evidence. And your "examples" on that website are laughable. If that is all you have, you're toast.

I'm reading up on O.C.G.A 20-2-751, which I assume is what you keep referring to. I think you have screwed up citing that. I'm no lawyer, but my initial read of it leads me to believe it doesn't apply in this case. I may very well be wrong, but as I said, I am continuing to read it. If I'm wrong about the code, point me in the right direction.

You've made quite a production about why the system opted to move the case to federal court. You alleged a violation of a federal act, remember? FERPA. A superior court in a county can't hear that, or don't you understand that? That doesn't take a law degree to figure out.

This is not the first time you've made a reference to a court chastising the system. What are you specifically referring to? Or is this yet another made up accusation? And even if such a thing did actually happen, what is the relevance to the matter at hand?

As I noted in the other article, I wish I could place a bet on the outcome of this. I'd be a wealthy man. Without suing anybody.
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Ripoff
0 #65 Ripoff 2017-07-05 14:21
Case dismissed. Who is surprised by this? No one.

Good riddance.
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