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Despite red flags, Hamilton County high school teacher kept his job

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -

Complaints from parents. Repeated reprimands. Meetings with HR. Written and oral warnings.

Despite all of that, records show, a Hamilton County high school teacher remained employed for years after administrators began questioning the appropriateness of his relationships with students, especially with young male students.

Jason Hamrick, who taught at Ooltewah High for nearly 15 years, was at the center of numerous complaints and administrative inquiries for much of that time. School and state records state that Hamrick:

• Made students perform manual labor at his home.

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