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Teacher CRCT interviews must wait

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It will be fall before state investigators make it to Dougherty County to begin their investigation into evidence of CRCT tampering. So far, investigators have told school system Attorney Tommy Coleman they've found "no smoking gun" in the documents they've reviewed.

Those documents include PTO and Student Activity records. Because of the state budget crunch, it's not clear whether GBI agents in the special task force or other investigators would questions teachers.

School officials say they just want the investigation completed.

"It's a disappointment in many ways," said Coleman. "I think the board and the system would like to get this over with, and behind us and remove this cloud that has been placed on the system by these allegations."

The investigation is on results from the 2009 CRCT's in Dougherty County.

Investigators say they have uncovered criminal activity in a similar investigation into Atlanta Public Schools, though that final report hasn't been issued.