Tribunal’s ruling not disclosed
by Staff Report
Aug 09, 2013 | 1066 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Bartow County School System tribunal decided Thursday if Cass High quarterback Brandon Etheridge violated school policy after being arrested on drug charges last month, but the school system did not disclose its decision.

“We held a tribunal and both the student and school were represented,” Bartow County Superintendent Dr. John Harper said. “A decision was made during the tribunal.”

Cass head football coach Rick Casko said Thursday his team has been giving repetitions in practice to a freshman quarterback and Etheridge, a senior, is not currently with the team.

During a Tuesday press conference, Harper and Cartersville City School System Superintendent Dr. Howard Hinesley had discussed the use of a tribunal process when determining a student’s future with the school.

“The county school system regrets the decision any current or former student would make involving illegal substances,” Harper said during the press conference. “We take that responsibility very seriously in helping our students make the right decisions in the classroom as well as outside the classroom.

“Just like the city system, students who are charged and found guilty through the tribunal process are offered an opportunity to continue their education through an alternative education program. They do, however, forfeit the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.”