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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Prosecutors in Albany dropped battery charges against the Cairo High School Band Director.

The Dougherty District Attorney says he thinks the Band Director's arrest was enough of a lesson.

John Folsom, Junior was arrested September 25th and charged with simple battery against a Police Officer.

Dougherty County School Police arrested Folsom outside Hugh Mills Stadium, when they say he grabbed an officer who was counting the Cairo band assistants. The D.A. believes there was no criminal intent.

Dougherty D.A. Greg Edwards said  "I believe he learned his lesson. And the lesson learned, again, if you touch a police officer, it's very likely if the officer is engaged in his duty, that is probably going to result in an arrest."

Folsom remained on the job following his arrest.  The Grady County Superintendent said the arrest did not affect Folsom's work with students.

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