Tenn. coach charged with vandalizing his school

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Posted: Nov 13, 2013 4:15 PM

JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A joint police investigation has led to the arrest of a Tennessee assistant football coach who is accused of painting his team's field house with vulgarities and making it seem like the work of a rival team.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1j4JrJU ) reports that Marion County High School teacher Michael Schmitt is charged with vandalism. It reports the arrest came as a result of a joint investigation by Jasper police and the sheriff's department.

The Associated Press could not determine whether Schmitt has a court date or a lawyer and could not find a phone listing.

Administrators found the field house defaced before its championship game against cross-town rival South Pittsburg on Nov. 1. Officials say vulgarities were painted on side doors and the backside in South Pittsburg's colors. South Pittsburg won the game.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com