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Jonesborough, TN

#21 Feb 3, 2010
Ex-teacher pleads guilty to child porn charge
By Sue Guinn Legg
Press Staff Writer
slegg@johnsoncitypress.com
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GREENEVILLE — A former Washington County teacher is facing a possible five- to 20-year federal prison sentence, a fine of up to $250,000 and life term of supervised release for receiving thousands of Internet images of young girls engaged a broad range of sexually explicit conduct.
Anthony Kent Holcombe, a 43-year-old former reading teacher and track and field coach at Jonesborough Middle School, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to one count of a three-count indictment that charged him with distributing, receiving and possessing images of child pornography on his personal computer between Feb. 20, 2007, and Feb. 5, 2009.

In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors dismissed the two remaining counts of the indictment, to not oppose a defense motion for a two-step downward departure from Holcombe’s mandatory sentencing range and to recommend an additional downward departure from the range if the range exceeds a stipulated level.

According to his plea agreement, Holcombe was employed as a teacher at the middle school during the two-year period in which he received more than 12,000 still images and 25 video files of girls between the ages of 10 and 13, including 77 unique images of girls indentified as child sexual abuse victims, engaged in various forms of sexual activity.

In consideration of the prosecutors’ concessions, Holcombe agreed not to file a direct appeal of his conviction or of any sentence that falls within the sentencing range determined by the court.

The case was previously scheduled for trial beginning today. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7.

Holcombe had already resigned his position at Jonesborough Middle School when the investigation and resulting charges were made public in April.
this just in

Nashville, TN

#22 Feb 7, 2010
hello every one terry crow took it up the poopey shoot from holcomb and mason nasty perves
for mr crowe

Rupert, WV

#23 Apr 12, 2010
as a former student i agree with the old ways and don't think that things should be changed. that is what is wronge with kids these days
Truth Bomb

Nashville, TN

#24 Apr 12, 2010
What is wrong with kids these days is that parents are doing less parenting themselves and expect the world to be covered in padded walls. Why is it that parents will be the first people to claim responsibility for their child's success, but when it comes to failure no one will be quicker to point the finger and shift the blame onto other things. Special interest groups and busybodies are killing this country.

That being said, I am in no way putting my neck on the line for Mr. Holcombe. As a former student of JMS who was attending there when Holcombe was the fresh faced teacher having sex in the teacher's lounge with the female TN history teacher (her name escapes me at the moment) it didn't surprise me one bit when the news about him broke. A disgusting excuse for a human being, no doubt.

It's up to you to raise your kids. Not the schools, not the government.
Joke

Kingsport, TN

#25 Apr 14, 2010
Truth Bomb wrote:
What is wrong with kids these days is that parents are doing less parenting themselves and expect the world to be covered in padded walls. Why is it that parents will be the first people to claim responsibility for their child's success, but when it comes to failure no one will be quicker to point the finger and shift the blame onto other things. Special interest groups and busybodies are killing this country.
That being said, I am in no way putting my neck on the line for Mr. Holcombe. As a former student of JMS who was attending there when Holcombe was the fresh faced teacher having sex in the teacher's lounge with the female TN history teacher (her name escapes me at the moment) it didn't surprise me one bit when the news about him broke. A disgusting excuse for a human being, no doubt.
It's up to you to raise your kids. Not the schools, not the government.
I think everyone who has ever been near that school when Holcomb was around could tell you that the whole deal with him was just a matter of time before it came out. Disgusting and just downright creepy towards students and faculty alike.
FYI

Nashville, TN

#26 Apr 15, 2010
We need to put the military draft back into effect, train and teach our young to be resposible.
hmmm

Nashville, TN

#27 May 12, 2010
The latest is a substitute teacher locked a student in the closet. Mr. Crowe and Mrs.Page were informed but did nothing. Dr. Kite was no help and Mr. dykes has not returned phone calls to parent. A Government agency has been informed now its time to start calling media and next Mr. Crowes retirement. Crowe talks a good game but when it comes down to it he picks and chooses battles depending on who it is because he is a wek leader. Certainly we can do better as a county.
JJj

Bristol, TN

#28 May 22, 2010
I have heard that this school uses paddling for discipline... is this true? Is this a good thing or bad? Any one here experience paddling?
blondie

Johnson City, TN

#29 May 29, 2010
What happened at Jonesboro Middle? I have a child who attends there.
Say whAt

Piney Flats, TN

#30 Nov 20, 2010
Come to find out that sub is kin to one of the big dogs at the central office so nothing happened to her. Now they are just hiding her in another classroom...in the same school! Guess it's all in who you know there...
former student

Hermitage, TN

#31 Mar 14, 2011
JMS has always been a horrible place if you were not in the right circle. It didn't matter if you were student or teacher, if ya didnt run with the right crowd your life was miserable. What I want to know is why I can not find any information what so ever on Ms. Scalf the former art teacher who accidently left her homemade porn video on the video camera she borrowed from the library. The libriain watched it, Mr. Marable watched it. Then the entire school board had to watch it before they could decide to fire her. She sued. She also sued Marable for sexual harassment. The story was on the old TV show Hard Copy. A few teachers were on the show including Coach Storey. Shortly after Ms. Scalf falls down the steps to her basement and dies. There is nothing what so ever on the internet about it. How is that possible? It was about between 1991 and 1993. I realize that was a while ago. But thats no reason for their to be no info on the net. Anyone have an old articals about this or know of a site where I can find some info? I always thought it odd that she died when she did. Even though she did wear those ungoddly heals all the time....
community member

Johnson City, TN

#32 Mar 15, 2011
It's so easy for people to hide behind posts. It's also so easy for people to gossip about what they don't know. The teachers and students at JMS work hard. It's only a few rotten apples that spoil the bunch. Parents are easy to point fingers when their children fail. Maybe parents need to remember that when you point at someone, you have three fingers pointing back at you. Our school systems in the United States will not be successful until parents (like myself) are supportive of their children's education and have higher expectations for their children. Put some responsibility on to the kids and the parents.
curious

Jonesborough, TN

#33 May 22, 2011
The majority of principals in Washington co. lie and cover-up continuously. They usually do this to protect their friends and their salary. They have received approval from C.O. to behave this in this manner. They are a disgrace to tax payers. You may have a few honest ones working in this system but not many.
gto

Bristol, TN

#34 Jul 18, 2011
do these schools use paddling
just sayn

Elizabethton, TN

#35 Jun 4, 2012
We have had nothing but good experiences at JMS most all of the teachers are great - there are a few exceptions as I'm sure there are in any school. Not sure why all the bad mouthing of Mr. Crowe, he has always been pleasant with my child and me.
NewToTown

AOL

#36 Jul 14, 2012
I just moved to the area and my child will be enrolling in Jonesborough Middle School. Besides the incident from 2009, what are the current complaints with the school?
Thank You.
Ask around

Piney Flats, TN

#37 Jul 26, 2012
What grade will your child be in?
NewToTown

AOL

#38 Jul 28, 2012
Ask around wrote:
What grade will your child be in?
The 5th grade.
Ask around

Piney Flats, TN

#39 Jul 29, 2012
In that case you should be happy. All of the 5th grade teachers are good.

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