School finds no evidence to Mother’s slap claims by coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to News9, a mother of a football player on the Putnam City Original High School football team is alleging one of the coaches allegedly slapped her 14-year-old son in the face. She is alleging the incident happened in late August.

Putnam City Schools are reportedly investigating the incident.



“I want to take care of it,” Kori Lewis, the mother of the son, who was allegedly slapped in the face. “I want to protect him and make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

Trey Johnson allegedly texted his mother after the slap. Lewis provided News9 with audio from a conversation of the two, which she says was a few hours after the incident.

The coach, according to the audio, was “just trying to get Trey’s attention.”

While Lewis insists there was an incident, the School District said they did not find any foul play.

Here is their statement:

Putnam City Schools is aware of allegations made about a coach at Putnam City High School.

When the district learns of allegations regarding an employee an investigation begins immediately. We interview the employee. We interview any students who may be involved. We interview parents. We collect written statements. If there is video related to allegations, we review it. If allegations are investigated by police, we cooperate in every way possible.

If investigation causes us to believe something improper has taken place, we take action. The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority and therefore always calls for thorough examination. The Putnam City Campus Police investigation of this incident did not find evidence to support the allegations.

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