There in black and white...Warren County School Superintendent Carole Jean Carey says it's clear she and Warren County High School principal Dr. Kaveous Preston are telling the truth about what happened the night of the brawl between their football team and Hancock Centrals' that resulted in Warren County head coach David Daniel receiving facial injuries.
"I'm not going to say something or make a statement that I couldn't back up," said Carey.
Carey says Hancock County Sheriff Tomlyn Primus told multiple news outlets that she and Dr. Preston were lying about what happened that night. So, they got strapped up to a polygraph machine and a former Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) agent asked them 4 questions each.
Dr. Preston was asked whether a Hancock County Sheriff's Office deputy and a Hancock County Schools Police Department officer told him they would beat him if he moved. His answer was yes.
We asked the school police officer about Preston's accusations against him.
Jillian Benfield, reporting: "You said, 'I don't care who are. Get your a** back before I whip your a** with this club.' Your response?"
Chief Glen Ingram, Hancock County Schools Police Department: "I never would have addressed anyone from either side in that tone."
Dr. Preston was also asked if the assistant principal of Hancock Central High School told him that none of the Hancock Central players were sprayed with pepper spray that night. His answer was yes.
Hancock County School Superintendent Gwendolyn Jefferson Reeves' reponse: "You mean to tell me that, during all that chaos, how can a law enforcement agent pass by and say, 'okay Bulldogs, step aside, okay Warren County'...everyone received pepper spray."
Carey was asked whether Sheriff Primus told her he would investigate from the Hancock County perspective. Her response was yes.
"I'd like to speak with the sheriff. 'He's not in." said Carey.
We left a message for Sheriff Primus...and Carey is leaving hers...
And Carey, is leaving hers'.
"We have a different side of the story and this polygraph test also backs up our side," said Carey.
The person who conducted the lie detector test was a 20-year GBI veteran and current Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputy. The brawl is still under investigation by the GBI.
Count on WJBF News Channel 6 to bring you more information on this story as soon as we get it.
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