March 26, 2002
Albany- A Dougherty County school teacher, charged with beating his own child, has been fired.
Lamar Reese Elementary teacher David Johnson was arrested in February for beating his 12-year-old son with two belts.
Shortly, after his arrest, Johnson was suspended without pay for 60-days for previous insubordination not related to the arrest. So today, the board fired him.
He's still awaiting trial on the child abuse charges.
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