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Teachers at three Albany schools questioned in CRCT probe

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  More than 20 teachers at three Dougherty County Schools have been questioned as the state continued their investigation into the CRCT tampering probe.

The school system's own review found no cheating, but state investigators say that's because school leaders devoted their energy to denying there was a problem rather than getting to the bottom of it. So far investigators have talked with teachers at WestTown, Jackson Heights, and MLK Elementary Schools.

School Board Attorney Tommy Coleman expect they'll question teachers at all 16 schools where the state found a high number of answers that were changed from wrong to right.

"The investigators that they've sent down have been very through and I think they're very professional about it. They are former police men, I mean former detectives that's what they do and so they're going to ask penetrating questions. We've tried to tell the teachers to expect that and that they should be very forthright not be offended by it," said DCSS Attorney Tommy Coleman.

Coleman said investigators were working with the school system in an effort not to disrupt classes. The investigation could continue through the first of the year.

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