Accused Spearman Coach Resigns

The Spearman coach investigated for aggravated assault involving a student has resigned from the school district. 

Jerry Bass sent a letter of resignation to the Spearman School Board instead of going through with a hearing regarding the alleged September incident.

That's according to Superintendent Rodney Sumner.

No criminal charges were ever filed against Coach Bass, who was also a history teacher.

His resignation will take effect on December 31st... He remains on paid administrative leave until then.

This closes the case concerning Bbass for the school board.

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