State may investigate educators involved in sex scandals - CBS46 News

State may investigate educators involved in sex scandals

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Georgia's Professional Standards Commission said it may launch an investigation into Atlanta educators named in two sex scandals.

The assistant principal of Deerwood Academy Elementary, Carnell Lee, is accused of having an affair with one of his employees. Investigators have cell phone video of the pair having sex in his office, as well as racy texts the two sent.

The principal of Young Middle School, Kelvin Griffin, is accused of having an affair with a teacher and a parent. Investigators said he also failed to investigate charges a janitor was selling drugs on campus.

The three educators named in the scandals have resigned.

"People are human, however we don't condone it and you have to suffer the consequences when you do things morally unacceptable," said Verdaillia Turner, the director of the Atlanta Teachers Federation.

Turner said she welcomes a state investigation.

The executive secretary of the PSC, Kelly Henson, told CBS46 it will launch its own investigation when it receives formal complaints on the educators in question.

"Sexual activity at school is unethical and inappropriate," said Henson. "Allegations of sexual misconduct are taken very seriously."

Once an investigation is concluded, the PSC can take four possible actions. They range from a warning to revoking an educator's teaching license.

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