This is a statement from the Bartow County School System: 

As part of our school system beliefs, we feel we have the responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment. If there is a possibility that has been compromised, our school system takes immediate steps to rectify the situation.

With that being said, the Monday morning incident involving Dan Knowles was fully investigated by the school system.

Knowles was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. However, on October 25, 2017, Superintendent Dr. John Harper felt it was in the best interest of Bartow County to accept a letter of resignation from Knowles.

We have no further comment since the investigation has been turned over to an outside agency.

Apparently, there are more questions about an incident involving the Bartow School System’s Chief of Police.    WBHF first reported that Dan Knowles was sideswiped by a vehicle while directing traffic in the rain Monday at Cass High School.  He was taken to Cartersville Medical Center and treated for a bruised knee.  The driver of the vehicle, Dawn Teer complained on social media that only one side of the story was being reported, she said that Knowles became frustrated while directing her to move forward.  She said that he struck her vehicle with a flashlight and then shattered the back windshield narrowly missing a juvenile passenger in the vehicle.  Knowles was taken to the Cartersville Medical center complaining of knee pain.  The case is currency under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.