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School resource officer charged with assaulting student in Tennessee

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A Tennessee sheriff says a school resource officer has been charged with assaulting a student. Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh says 53-year-old Jimmy Sanford of La Vergne is accused of handcuffing and assaulting a 16-year-old male student on Monday at Smyrna West Alternative School before taking him to a juvenile facility in Murfreesboro. Fitzhugh said in a statement on Wednesday that Sanford was jailed and also faces charges of perjury and filing a false report. He was fired from the agency. It wasn't immediately clear whether Sanford has an attorney. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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