Karns Coach Placed on Administrative Leave

Knoxville (WVLT) - Karns High School Football Coach John Fulkerson is once again on administrative leave.

A letter was placed in Fulkerson's file putting him on leave with pay beginning Wednesday.

No reason for the suspension was given in the letter.

This is the third time Fulkerson's been placed on leave.

In September, he was placed on leave after a student alleged that Fulkerson grabbed her by the arm and called her "stupid".

He received a written reprimand in his file.

Back in June, Fulkerson was given a written reprimand after a school district investigation alleged that Fulkerson made a racially insensitive comment to a student.

School district officials did not return calls seeking comment on the reason Fulkerson was put on leave this time.