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Three former Dougherty school employees indicted

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –

Three former Dougherty County school employees are under indictment.

Paraprofessional Tahira Williams was indicted on family violence and burglary charges after she broke into a home and pulled a gun on a man.

Former Monroe High employee Lakisha Williams was indicted on theft by conversion charges. She was fired because prosecutors say she stole money dance line members gave her for uniforms last summer.

Former Dougherty County School Police Officer Willie Hardrick was indicted for theft by deception, forgery, and violation of oath by a public officer. Hardrick was stationed at Westover High School for two years. School officials hope new, tougher background checks by the Professional Standards commission will screen employees better.

Dougherty County School System attorney said "Now the PSC is going to do them. You have to have permission to hire somebody from the PSC, for certified employees."

Prosecutors say Hardrick was wearing his police uniform when he returned a used cell phone to a store, and told them it was still new. Hardrick was allowed to resign. Williams was fired after her arrest.

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