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Jemison High School security guard acquitted of assaulting student during fight

Updated: Nov. 6, 2019 at 8:50 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The security guard accused of injuring a student at Jemison High School last year has been acquitted.

A jury found Jonathan Phillips not guilty of first-degree assault Wednesday afternoon.

The charge was brought about after a fight at the school. He was accused of body-slamming 15-year-old Steven Franklin, who suffered a cracked skull and internal bleeding.

The student’s mother, Latoya McKinney, said she was exploring legal options last year.

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