Knox County Schools teacher resigns amid ‘investigations’

A Knox County Schools teacher resigned from her position. Officials said additional information was unavailable, citing ‘investigations’ as a reason.
Published: May. 14, 2021 at 10:19 PM EDT|Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 10:16 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Knox County Schools teacher resigned from her position May 12, according to school system spokesperson Carly Harrington.

Alicia Sharp was an English teacher at Carter High School, according to a Knox County Schools staff directory site. A different Knox County Schools site listed Sharp as the school’s Color Guard Coordinator.

WVLT News is working to authenticate videos of Sharp shared on social media. The school district said it is aware of those videos.

When asked about accusations that Sharp had inappropriate contact with students, Harrington responded, “We respectfully ask that you be mindful of using images of juveniles who may be in the videos shared with you.”

Harrington said additional information would not be shared because of multiple investigations. WVLT News reached out to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to determine whether a criminal investigation was active. KCSO representatives said the information could not be released at this time.

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