I just read an update regarding the two Rex Middle school teachers who were jailed in Clayton county after fighting over a love triangle involving facebook. In case you missed it, Chaka Cobb and Ebony Smith were arrested for arguing and fighting in front of students after discovering they each were involved with the same man, who is also a teacher at the school.
Each were charged with misdemeanors in the case and faced termination from their employer, however employment records obtained by the AJC on Wednesday show Smith resigned in lieu of termination while Cobb is currently serving a 19.5-day suspension without pay. According to the records, she is scheduled to return to her position Dec. 4th.
Cobb was only charged with disorderly conduct, while Smith was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. I can only assume that is why she faced termination while Cobb remains employed. It’s also being reported that the man they were fighting over, Rex Mill physical education teacher Derek Green, was also suspended for 10 days without pay, although he was not directly involved in the incident and was not charged with a crime.
An internal investigation by school officials found all three teachers violated the “professional conduct” section of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, along with the school board’s ethics policy. Administrators also filed a complaint against the two female teachers with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which licenses all teachers in Georgia.
“There was swinging and hitting and profanity between the two,” the complaint reads. Green was not referred because his actions did not occur at school, district spokesman Charles White said.
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