Wednesday, February 4, 2009

GA: Slap & 'This Ain't No Piccadilly,' Get Cobb Teacher Arrested

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 – updated: 4:37 pm EST February 3, 2009

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County police said a teacher was arrested and resigned from the school district after she allegedly slapped a student’s arm for taking an extra piece of pizza.

Angela Franklin, a special education teacher at Fair Oaks Elementary School, was charged with simple battery after she allegedly slapped the 11-year-old special education student's arm and said, 'This ain't no Piccadilly.'

Franklin was previously investigated by the Memphis City Schools and suspended after she allegedly slapped a student across the face for not moving her desk when asked. Cobb County school officials said Franklin did not disclose the previous investigation or the fact she had received an unsatisfactory performance evaluation from that school system.

Franklin resigned her position Jan. 7 after the charges came to light. She had been employed by Fair Oaks since Aug. 2007.

Franklin was released on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 13.

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