January 10, 2007
Albany-- A former Dougherty County teacher accused of simple battery against a student will soon find out if he'll ever be able to teach again.
Michael Lewis was put on leave without pay from Radium Springs Middle School in January 2005 after allegations he grabbed a 14-year-old student around the neck.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission held a hearing Tuesday. PSC Director of Educator Ethics Gary Walker says it likely will take an Administrative Law Judge about a month to prepare findings to decide whether Lewis should lose his teacher's certification.
Once a decision is made, the PSC and the teacher have 30 days to accept or appeal.
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