Russell Co. High School baseball coach charged with assaulting student-athlete

Updated: Mar. 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST
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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - Russell County High School’s baseball coach has been charged with assault following an incident with one of his student-athletes.

Anthony “Tony” Rasmus turned himself in to police Tuesday after the student’s parents signed a warrant charging Rasmus with misdemeanor assault. He has since bonded out, according to Sheriff Heath Taylor.

News Leader 9 has reached out to the Russell County High School Principal Tonya Keene for a statement, but have not yet received a response.

However Dr. Brenda Coley, Superintendent of Russell Co. School District, provided a statement on the status of Rasmus’ employment with the Russell Co. School District following the incident.

This is a developing story. Keep with News Leader 9 on air and online for the latest updates as they become available.

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