My statements above were not gossip, but facts. It's interesting that stating facts about incidents involving Signal students, coaches and teachers is seen as grinding an "ax." I'm assuming the author was attempting to say axe. Perhaps, the author's call name should be changed to "I Don't Want To Hear The Real Story" and I would guess that Paul Harvey knew how to spell. I guess now we have a "Bash Signal Poor Spelling Bandwagon." All aboard!!!
It is pure arrogance to think the people of Chattanooga are jealous of the Signal Mtn. High School for Entitlement. I have known John Maynard for almost 20 years. He grew up on Signal Mtn. and attended Red Bank High School. He apparently learned from his time at Red Bank as a student, teacher and coach the definition of class. He was a class coach at Red Bank and leads Soddy Daisy with class. As a resident of Signal Mtn. I know first hand what goes on at the schools and in the community from my friendship with some of the staff members there. To make sure they're telling the truth, I can go to the Athletic Club in the mornings and hear all the noise from the treadmills everything that happens at the school and anything else I want to know. Jealousy? Yes, I'm sure every Hamilton County parent is jealous that their child can't attend a school that found a way to run off the principal because there was a "pocket protector and calculator" fight in the parking lot and a school board member had his offspring involved. Heaven forbid, Eddie Gravitt hold a school board member's kid accountable. I'm sure folks are jealous of the Signal Mtn. High School's student section being removed from a basketball game because the were yelling the "N" word at a black ref. I'm sure folks are jealous they don't have a teacher soliciting sex from kids and is still allowed to teach there this year. I'm sure folks are jealous their kids can't go out and get caught drinking by the police and still play in football games. I'm sure all of those situations were aslo the fault of TSSAA. For years, the residents of Signal said they needed there "own" high school because they didn't want their kids "down there" with all those kids at Red Bank that get in trouble and cause problems all the time. Jealous? Yeah, right. The first trip Signal Mtn. High School should take this year is a "class" trip to Soddy Daisy High School. That way kids from the mountain can meet a principal with "class" and a school with more "class" than Signal will ever have.