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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:14am

GBI Probes Coach Attack

Updated: 3 years ago.
The GBI is involved in the probe of an attack of Warren County's high school football coach on October 14th. (photo-Ron Almog)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is planning interviews in the case of an east Georgia high school football coach seriously injured after a game on October 14th.

Warren County coach David Daniels suffered crushed facial bones that required surgeons to put metal plates in his head. He was allegedly beaten with a helmet by an opposing player after his team’s win over Hancock Central.

The GBI’s John Bankhead says Hancock County’s sheriff contacted his agency this week.

“Our agents went over to Hancock County yesterday to meet with the school board chief and the sheriff to go over the case and see what they’ve found thus far.”

Bankhead says this type of investigation is rare for the agency.

“In my 25 years of doing this job, I’m not aware of our getting involved in a situation like this…whether it was an incident after a high school game where a coach was injured allegedly by an opposing team’s players.”

Bankhead says there’s no timetable for completion of the investigation.

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