Marion Co. coach Michael Schmitt arrested for allegedly vandaliz - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Working Together For You

Marion Co. coach Michael Schmitt arrested for allegedly vandalizing his own school

Posted: Updated:
Marion County assistant coach Michael Schmitt instructs the Warrior offense during drills. Photo by Robin Rudd/Times Free Press Marion County assistant coach Michael Schmitt instructs the Warrior offense during drills. Photo by Robin Rudd/Times Free Press
Offensive language has been blurred in this photo from November 1. Offensive language has been blurred in this photo from November 1.

JASPER, TN (Times Free Press) — Less than two weeks after the football field house at Marion County High School was vandalized, a joint investigation by the Jasper police and the Marion County Sheriff's Department has led to a shocking arrest Wednesday morning. In a bizarre twist, Marion County teacher and assistant football coach Michael Schmitt was arrested and booked into the Marion County jail on charges of vandalism.

The Sheriff's department would not confirm whether other coaches on the Warriors' staff were also involved or had knowledge of Schmitt's actions but did say the investigation is still ongoing.

PREVIOUS STORY | Vandals hit Marion County High School

In the early-morning hours of Friday, Nov. 1, the day of the Marion County vs. South Pittsburg prep football game, orange and black spray paint — South Pittsburg's school colors — was used to write vulgarities on the side doors and along the backside of the field house as well as a storage building and on the concrete parking lot. According to Marion County schools superintendent Mark Griffith, the vandal's damage totaled "several thousand dollars".

Trash was scattered around the field house, derogatory names toward Marion coaches and players as well as a large power 'P' — South Pittsburg's logo — were painted on the buildings to make it look like Pirates supporters were the culprits.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.


  • NewsMore>>

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:11 GMT
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More
  • Skillern wraps up 33-year political career

    Skillern wraps up 33-year political career

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:44:44 GMT
    Fred SkillernFred Skillern
    Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern was saluted by his colleagues at his final Commission meeting on Wednesday. Skillern, who has represented District 1 for the past thirteen years, was defeated by Randy Fairbanks in his bid for re-election in May. Prior to his service on the Commission, Skillern was a county School Board member for twenty years.Skillern thanked county employees and his colleagues, saying his time on the Commission was "a breeze" compared to the School Board. Long know...More
    Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern was saluted by his colleagues at his final Commission meeting on Wednesday. Skillern, who has represented District 1 for the past thirteen years, was defeated by Randy Fairbanks in his bid for re-election in May. Prior to his service on the Commission, Skillern was a county School Board member for twenty years.Skillern thanked county employees and his colleagues, saying his time on the Commission was "a breeze" compared to the School Board. Long know...More
  • GM to produce Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant

    GM to produce Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:22:25 GMT
    General Motors announced on Wednesday morning that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill.More
    General Motors announced on Wednesday morning that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.