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Silliman coach accused of assaulting student

4 years ago April 06, 2011 Apr 6, 2011 Wednesday, April 06 2011 Wednesday, April 06, 2011 12:12:53 PM CDT in News
Source: Clinton Police Department
By: WBRZ

CLINTON, LA - A Silliman Institute coach turned himself in on a simple assault charge this morning after police said school employees heard him threatening a student with violence.

John David Varnado, of Baton Rouge, is accused of yelling at an 8-year-old student and threatening him.  The coach never hurt the student, but school employees were alarmed by the yelling and filed a complaint with the school.

The parents of the student heard about the incident and filed charges with the Clinton Police Department.

After an investigation a warrant was issued and Varnado turned himself in today.

The school is on Spring Break, and administrators could not be reached for comment.

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