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RCSBOE: Rescind The Resignation of Coach Jarret Elliott!

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In a shocking move, Coach Jarret Elliott of Southwestern Randolph High School was hastily accused and charged with Sexual Battery after a questionably short investigation by The Randolph County Sheriff's Department. Coach Elliott was immediately thrown into an emotional whirlwind, in which he made a sudden and irrational decision, despite his insistence of innocence in this matter, to resign from Randolph County Schools.

Although still rocked by the situation at hand, the subsequent days have provided more clarity and a chance for Coach Elliott to digest these events and reconsider his decision to resign. He has now formally requested that the Randolph County Schools rescind his resignation and consider the extenuating circumstances that prompted it.

The treatment of Coach Elliott and the way in which this situation has been handled has caused an upheaval of our school system and our community, as clearly and publicly demonstrated by the voices of so many over these past days. It's safe to say that Coach Elliott has received an overwhelming outpouring of love and support from this community and a call for the powers-that-be to rectify this situation and do what's right. This is a testament to his character and relationship with not only his students, but so many others in our community.  

We now ask that the voices of that community be heard and considered by the board while it ponders its decision. We the members of this community support Jarret Elliott and ask that the Randolph County Schools Board of Education honor his request to have this resignation rescinded and that he be reinstated as an employee of Randolph County Schools, pending proper justice proceedings in this matter. Accusations are not convictions and Coach Jarret Elliott is fully entitled to have his livelihood left intact, until having the chance to prove his innocence in a court of law.   

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