DA on board with APS probe
(AJC) — The state’s investigation into test tampering at Atlanta Public Schools took an ominous turn last week for the teachers and administrators implicated in the scandal. Many had faced disciplinary action by the state commission that licenses educators. Now, some of them may be charged with crimes. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard on Tuesday announced that he was deputizing the two men leading the state’s investigation, former state Attorney General Mike Bowers and former DeKalb County District Attorney Bob Wilson. If criminal prosecutions become necessary, Howard said, they will help his office pursue the cases.