Westover assistant coach turns herself in to police

Westover assistant coach turns herself in to police

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The assistant coach for the Westover High school girls basketball team has turned herself in to the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

Katessa Campbell was arrested after a grand jury indicted her on theft and forgery charges.

Dougherty County School Police say Campbell took nearly $2,800 meant to buy apparel for the team, then forged a document saying she turned in the money.

Campbell was working as a paraprofessional at Live Oak Elementary.

Since she's not a certified employee, she doesn't have a right to a hearing with the school system.

"The law doesn't require you to give them a contract so they're essentially at will employees. So the real difference is, they can be terminated at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all for that matter," said Dougherty County School System Attorney Tommy Coleman.

Campbell has been suspended without pay.

The school board is expected to take disciplinary action at their next meeting.

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