A number of readers and neighbors of a Chatham County teacher who faces five charges of assault with a deadly weapon have responded to the story “Teacher charged with assault,” which was published in the Jan. 12-18 edition of the News + Record. Letters to the editor regarding the story are included here.
Reporting on the story was based on interviews with witnesses to the incident, with local law enforcement and Chatham County Schools officials, as well as information from a formal report filed by the Chatham Sheriff’s Office.
Efforts were made to reach the teacher, Eric Hudson, through his attorney. That attorney, Amos Tyndall, spoke to the News + Record but would not comment for the record. Hudson did not respond to requests for comment. Factual errors in the original story have been corrected online to indicate the road on which the incident took place — River Bend Road — was private, and not public, as witnesses told the News + Record; that the rumors of a “devil church” have persisted for decades; and the “goat heads on spikes,” as reported by witnesses, are actually sculptures done by a neighbor who’s an artist. The News + Record regrets those errors.
A follow-up story can be found on page A1 of this week’s edition.