Oakland High School teacher / coach suspended after start of criminal investigation

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Tyler Soffiantino

A teacher at Oakland High School has been suspended without pay, according to Rutherford County Schools spokesperson James Evans.

Social Studies teacher Tyler Soffiantino started his suspension on April 17, 2017 and will remain suspended until the outcome of a criminal investigation is announced by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.


WGNS spoke to the public information officer at the sheriff's office and were informed that Soffiantino has not been arrested at this point.

In addition to teaching Social Studies, Soffiantino is also a P.E. Coach and an assistant boys basketball coach for Oakland High School in Murfreesboro.


Both the Sheriff's Office and the Rutherford County Schools refused to comment on what the teacher allegedly did for a criminal investigation to be started. The Schools directed questions to the Sheriff's Office, but the Sheriff's Office said that because it is an ongoing case, no comments could be made. When asked if juvenile victims were involved, we were told that state law will not allow for law enforcement to comment.

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