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State Representative Teacher Breaks up Fight and Ends up with TBI


Dewayne Bunch, a Whitley County High School teacher and State Representative, is reportedly improving after sustaining a head injury when trying to break two boys apart during a school cafeteria altercation. According to the public relations and marketing director for Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the 49-year-old’s recovery is going nicely.

The teacher, sustaining serious injuries, was immediately transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center. The then had to be transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Two weeks later, he was again relocated to the intensive care unit at Shepherd Center, a hospital specializing in the treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries where he improved so much that he was able to be moved to the hospital’s rehabilitation unit.

His wife expressed sincere thanks. She was quoted as saying, “I appreciate the outpouring of support and kindness we’ve received from┬áthe community. Please continue to keep [my husband] in your prayers as he continues his journey to recovery.”

More extensive details on his recovery and prognosis of the State Representative are not available at this time.

As for the incident that injured the teacher, the Whitley County Sheriff said last Monday that the incident is still under investigation. The exact reason why Bunch was injured is still unclear. The cause of the fight is still unclear. No one has provided details on the altercation, and it is possible, that the courts are suppressing the information because they are both minors, at ages 15 and 16.

A source reports that the fighting students were charged with first-degree assault for Bunch’s injury and third-degree assault for the assault on the other two instructors who received minor injuries when they joined their fellow teacher in attempting to break up the fight.

According to a report, Representative Dewayne Bunch is a science instructor at the Whitley County High School where he was injured, and as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, he represents all of Whitley County and a portion of Laurel County in the 82nd district. Hospitals in The Bronx and Brooklyn are familiar with these injuries.

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