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Affidavit filed against Larry "Kite" Johnson

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:00 am News Flash Archive

WMC TV out of Memphis reported last evening that the parents of a middle school special needs student have filed an affidavit against Larry "Kite" Johnson, claiming he beat their son "black and blue" at Quitman County Middle School.

Kite Johnson is a former Leflore County Supervisor and is currently a candidate to regain his District 5 office. He is running against incumbent Robert Collins and K. K. Henderson Kent.

The WMC video purports to show moderate bruising on the legs of the child. The WMC news report briefly displayed a picture of Mr. Johnson taken from his public Facebook account. On that account, Johnson states that he is an administrative assistant at the school.

Here is a link to the WMC report: WMC TV Report
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Per state law, as a public school teacher, Mr. Johnson cannot be arrested until he has been afforded a court hearing to find whether there is probable cause to support the allegation lodged against him.

Here's hoping that this all turns out to be unsubstantiated.

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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