Judge to APS: Halt Probe

February 22, 2011  |  

(AJC) — A Fulton County Superior Court judge has ordered the Atlanta school system to halt an internal inquiry of a high-level official who allegedly instructed principals to tell state investigators to “go to hell.”  Judge Craig L. Schwall approved a motion by the state investigators to restrain the Atlanta Public Schools from questioning witnesses to a Nov. 17 meeting at which Tamara Cotman, an area superintendent, reportedly encouraged about a dozen principals to refuse to cooperate with the state investigation into cheating on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

Schwall scheduled a hearing for Friday for further arguments.  In court documents, the investigators said the school district has been “withholding evidence and intimidating witnesses whose unvarnished testimony could lead to the discovery of how much upper-level APS administrators know about the widespread cheating.”

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