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School's attorney refutes latest claims in Kendrick Johnson case

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The attorney for the Lowndes County School District said Wednesday that the high school strongly denies Kendrick Johnson's family's latest claim related to the death of their son, Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found inside a rolled up gym mat in the Lowndes High School gym on January 11th, 2013.

The Johnson family claims a student on the wrestling team had motive to harm Johnson and, according to a wrestling team travel itinerary the family presented at a press conference Tuesday, was at school when Johnson disappeared  from school surveillance video around 1 p.m. on January 10th.

The school district's attorney said the team did not leave at 4 p.m. that day for a tournament in Macon as the form claims, but actually left prior to Johnson going missing. The attorney said the form was submitted in October 2012 by the wrestling coach and the time was changed shortly before January 10th after an official departure time had been coordinated with the bus driver that would be taking the team to Macon.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is evaluating the information presented by the Johnson family on Tuesday, but WALB was told on Wednesday that the sheriff's office was not making any statements to the media at the time regarding the new information.

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