Coroner: Death of Sheffield High School coach ruled accidental

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Jared Mothershed (Photo courtesy: Sheffield Baseball website)

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – The death of a Sheffield High School teacher and coach has been ruled accidental.

According to the Colbert County Coroner’s Office, the death of Jared Mothershed has been ruled an accident. ┬áCoroner Carlton Utley says due to the lack of evidence at the scene, he has concluded Mothershed died from the accidental discharging of a firearm.

Last week, Mothershed had been placed on paid administrative leave by the Sheffield Board of Education while a personnel investigation was conducted.