VIDEO: A student at Northwest High School assaulted another student with a tire iron Friday morning. A school resource officer was then able to disarm the tire iron from the student, as seen in the video below.
A series of unofficial Kenwood High School Instagram accounts that students use for fun and to bring awareness of things around campus have popped up this school year. There’s KHS confessions, and even KHS Damages – which is used to document all the broken things in the school.
Currently gaining the most attention, though, is KHS Slumped – which documents people slumped over or sleeping at school. While it’s mostly fun and entertaining, a student says they have captured the best picture of all. The photo, taken in early November, appears to show Kenwood High School Principal Dr. James K. Bailey asleep at a desk in a classroom while students say he was doing a teacher observation.
36-year-old Brandon Allen Stewart, who teaches at Kenwood High School, was charged with DUI just before daylight Saturday morning. A DUI investigation began after an initial traffic stop for failing to maintain his lane of travel. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol, according to officers at the scene. A Tennesse Titans thermos was in the front cup holder and reportedly smelled of the same liquor on Stewart’s breath. Stewart had a prior DUI charge in 2013, which was reduced to reckless driving during a plea.
A former Clarksville school nurse pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to 25 counts of attempting to produce child pornography. Leon B. Hensley, 41, pleaded guilty prior to the start of a bench trial which was scheduled to begin today. Hensley faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison on each count and up to life when he is sentenced on February 3, 2023.
Days before his 19th birthday, Nathen Dailey was jailed this week after Clarksville police responded to a domestic in progress call at Northwest High School Friday at 2:06 p.m. The involved parties were Daily and a runaway juvenile female, who he spent the previous night with at Stokes Ball Field. Daily, also had two warrants for outstanding citations on which he never appeared in court, each for an instance of having a tobacco-based vape pen on school property.
49-year-old Kenwood High School Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Garry James Chadwell was jailed Tuesday evening, charged with forcing a 17-year-old to penetrate him sexually. The indictment, a copy of which is in the story, alleges one count of forcing the child to penetrate him without the child’s consent, and another count of adding the statutory rape charge. The incident occurred on January 22, 2022.
46-year-old Moore Magnet School Teacher Christy Fogarty was jailed this week after an argument with her fiance, Michael Martin. An arrest warrant states she “snapped and began to try to harm” him by scratching and grabbing at him. Marin was able to defend himself from most injuries but had some pinkness around his neck as documented by officers.
43-year-old Nicole Krause faces multiple charges after police say she mailed a package containing used undergarments to her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, Dian Wallace. Her ex-husband, Ryan Krause, also filed charges after she created a group chat with him and his new girlfriend and shared explicit and intimate videos and photos of the former lovers having sex.
In October of 2021, New Providence Middle School SRO Dwayne James contacted Vanessa Blanchard to inquire why her 12-year-old son was not at school, he was informed the child had died as the result of a seizure two days prior. The school announced the child’s death and had a fundraiser to pay for funeral expenses, which Blanchard said would be at Sykes Funeral Home. When the school contacted the funeral home to donate the money, they had no record of the family or any arrangements.
The school reached out to Blanchard again, and she explained the child’s body was at Tennova, awaiting an autopsy. Two weeks later, the child’s school-issued laptop was realized to be active at the Vacation Motor Motel.
Deputies responded to the location and found the boy in the room, but otherwise alive and well. Vanessa Blanchard admitted to leaving the child there alone and checking on him every other day, or so. Blanchard is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child, and fraud – false impression of death. She remains jailed on a $5,000 bond.