Hampton teacher, coach Leon Tolley suspended pending investigation

11:26 am | December 19, 2013

Longtime Hampton Elementary School teacher and Hampton High School girls basketball coach Leon Tolley has been suspended from both schools indefinitely pending the results of an investigation by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department.

Leon Tolley

Leon Tolley

Sheriff Chris Mathes, however, says his department hasn’t started its investigation yet, and is unsure if any criminal activity has taken place. Still, his office will be looking into the allegations against Tolley, which Mathes said are “theft-related.”

For now, however, Tolley isn’t working, according to school officials.

For more details on this developing story, see today’s print edition of the Star or click below to be taken to the Elizabethon Star’s e-edition. And check back here for possible updates.

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