By HARLOW SUMERFORD
6 News Reporter
KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- The Loudon
County Sheriff's Office has confirmed it's investigating the
actions of a woman who formerly worked for the Loudon County
Investigators are looking into Amy Kennedy,
41, and her relationship with at least two high school students
at Greenback School.
According to the Loudon County School System,
the principal reported Kennedy in early December.
The school is saying very little about the
investigation, but officials say Kennedy resigned in early
Parents say Kennedy was a teacher's aide and
taught in lower level grades.
"I can tell you that the employee is no longer
with Loudon County Schools or Greenback School, but there is a
current investigation so I can't comment any further on that...
She did resign," said Principal Joey Breedlove.
Investigators said they're looking into text
messages between Kennedy and the students. They wouldn't say
whether they're looking into any other inappropriate behavior.
Since it's an ongoing investigation, the
school is unable to provide much information to parents.
"I assured them I would have a plan in place
to have someone to fill in and those students would be taken
care of. Other than that, there were no details. I couldn't give
them any more than I could give you, unfortunately," Principal
No one has been arrested, but the sheriff's
office says there's a significant chance charges will eventually
plunge into lake
VONORE - A Greenback
woman jumped or fell into Tellico Lake
about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday after her
vehicle crashed into the bridge on
Highway 411 South in Vonore.
Amy Kennedy, 41, of
Greenback was very lucky to survive the
65-foot drop to the water, according to
Vonore fire chief Steve Wheeler. Kennedy
was able to swim to the shore, Wheeler
The right front tire
of Kennedy's vehicle was blown out,
possibly causing the car to strike the
bridge, he said. Wheeler said she
climbed out the passenger side window
and either jumped or accidently fell
into the water. Kennedy was taken to
Blount Memorial Hospital for treatment.