More charges filed against NC middle school coach


    SALISBURY, NC (AP) — More charges have been filed against a
    Rowan County middle school football coach accused of assaulting a
    student, coach and a parent.

    Forty-year-old Jared John Gallagher of Kannapolis has now been
    charged with kidnapping, strangulation, interfering with emergency
    communication and carrying a concealed weapon.

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    Gallagher was an assistant coach at Corriher-Lipe Middle School
    in Landis. He has been suspended.

    Gallagher originally was charged with child abuse, possession of
    a weapon at school, assault and resisting arrest.

    Sheriff’s deputies responding to the head coach’s call to the
    school last week used a Taser three times to subdue Gallagher.

    He had worked at the school since 2009.

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