Jury returns with indictments for APS teachers - CBS46 News

35 APS educators indicted in cheating scandal, including former superintendent

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A grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not former Atlanta Public School educators involved in a standardized test cheating scandal should face criminal charges.

Friday afternoon, a bailiff returned from the deliberations with a stack of indictments, including 65 counts against 35 educators.

Topping the list of those indicted was former Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall. Hall was charged with racketeering, making false statements and writings, theft by taking, and false swearing.

The jurors' decision came after hearing testimony for three days at the Fulton County Courthouse.

The hearings remained very private, so it was unclear who was called to testify, or how many educators were facing indictment.

In addition to Dr. Beverly Hall, the list of those indicted includes the following: Millicent Few, Sharon Davis-Williams, Tamara Cotman, Michael Pitts, Christopher Walker, Gregory Reid, Sandra Ward, Starlette Mitchell, Kimberly Oden, Armstead Salters, Sheridan Rogers, Dana Evans, Angela Williamson, Derrick Broadwater, Shayla Smith, Dessa Curb, Lera Middlebrooks, Shani Robinson, Pamela Cleveland, Diane Buckner-Webb, Gloria Ivey, Lisa Terry, Ingrid Abella-Sly, Wendy Ahmed, Lucious Brown, Carol Dennis, Tameka Goodson, Tabeeka Jordan, Clarietta Davis, Donald Bullock, Theresia Copeland, Sheila Evans, Willie Davenport and Francis Mack.

Previously, 180 Atlanta Public Schools teachers and administrators accused of cheating on the 2009 CRCT faced district-led tribunal hearings to see if they could return to work.

Read the full release from the Fulton County District Attorney's office: Grand Jury Indicts 35 In Connection With  Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal

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