Hueytown High School principal's trial delayed

Hueytown High School principal's trial delayed

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Hueytown High School principal's trial has been delayed for approximately one month.

Joseph Garner was in court Monday, but the judge postponed the trial until August 21 at the request of the prosecution.

"The state requested a continuance. They still have not complied with all our discovery requests," said John Robbins, Garner's attorney.

Garner is facing charges related to not reporting an alleged inappropriate relationship between a female teacher and several male students.

Authorities say he did not tell them quickly enough about the incidents and that he was inconsistent about some information.

"My client says he's innocent. I think it's going to come out either through a trial or the judge granting our motions to dismiss," said Robbins.

"There's a reason they educate people and we investigate crimes. They're two different professions," Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hagler said in May.

However, Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey says again on Monday that he continues to stand by his principal and that he is continuing to work.

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