Teacher admits to stealing students' info, keeps job - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Teacher admits to stealing students' info, keeps job

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

May 4, 2007

Albany - A Dougherty County school teacher who admitted claiming two of his students on his tax returns wasn't even suspended from his job. Charles Stamper got only a reprimand from the Superintendent. His punishment? He'll have to teach four weeks of summer school without pay.

A Dougherty County school teacher received little more than a slap on the wrist for claiming two of his students on his income tax returns. Charles Stamper, a PE teacher at Turner Elementary, will have to teach four weeks of summer school without pay.

His principal blew the whistle on him in a memo that's in his personnel file. She detailed how Stamper and a student's parent agreed that he could claim the student on his income tax returns and split the money with the parent. The parent, apparently tired of waiting on the money, showed up at the principal's office asking for it so she could pay her light bill and get power turned back on.

In a letter to the Professional Standards Commission, Superintendent Sally Whatley wrote that Stamper admitted falsifying his income tax forms for the past two years, with two separate students. But Whatley asked for leniency, saying Stamper has a good record.

Stamper's file also shows he got a letter from Whatley telling him his actions were illegal and reprehensible. Whatley also informed Stamper that he would not be fired or suspended, but must seek professional help and work summer school for four weeks without pay.

Dr. Sally Whatley also told Stamper he'd be fired if he did it again. Stamper has been turned over to the IRS.

comments: news@walb.com?subject=StamperPersonnel