Details were sketchy, but Ashe did say Nance, 35, was the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. “We were looking into another issue (with) him, I can’t go into. We did attempt to interview him today (Thursday),” Ashe said.
Ashe said he believed Nance was a former reserve police officer in Mt. Juliet.
“It’s always sad when something like that happens,” the sheriff added.
Ashe noted he had talked with Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis about the incident.
According to the Stoner Creek Elementary website, Nance had been involved in education for 13 years with previous stops in Rutherford and Williamson Counties. Nance was in his third year as assistant principal at the school. He had previous experience as a second grade teacher at Williamson County's Sunset Elementary School.
Nance was a 1993 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He earned an undergraduate degree from Cumberland University, a masters degree from Trevecca and an educational specialist degree from Tennessee Tech.
Funeral services for Mr. Nance are planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Mt. Juliet church of Christ. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 4 at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.bondmemorial.com
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