Marijuana possession charges

Evans Middle School chorus teacher resigns

by Celia Shortt

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By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com

Evans Middle School Chorus teacher Johnny Holloway resigned from the Coweta County School System on Monday and was charged with possession of marijuana by the Newnan Police Department on Tuesday.

“The school system heard concerns from parents and students recently about his potential use of an illegal substance,” said Dean Jackson, public information officer for the school district.

Jackson said a parent had contacted the school system on Sunday, and Holloway resigned from the school system Monday morning.

“It is my understanding he was charged with possession of marijuana on Tuesday,” added Jackson.

In a letter sent to Evans Middle School parents, Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker also said Holloway was charged on Tuesday.

“Because this matter is still under investigation, we cannot comment further at this time,” he added in the letter.

In June of 2013, Holloway was named a quarterfinalist for the inaugural national Grammy Music Educator Award. He was among the 217 music teachers chosen as a quarterfinalist from the more than 30,000 initial nominations.

Holloway did not make the semi-finalist round for the award.

Evans Middle and CCSS are currently looking for a qualified replacement for Holloway’s former position.



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