'Inappropriate Touching' Leads to Teacher's Firing; 14-Year-Old Murdered
Some top Patch headlines from around the region.
The Cartersville High School teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student has been fired as the police investigation continues.
During a called meeting Tuesday, the Cartersville City Schools Board of Education upheld Superintendent Howard Hinesley's recommendation to terminate math teacher Sean McDermott's contract. He had been employed with the system since August. For more on this story, visit Cartersville Patch.
Gwinnett County police worked overnight at the home of a Grayson teen who was shot to death Wednesday afternoon. Cpl. Jake Smith identified the victim as 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, a freshman at Grayson High School. Police said his father came home at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to find his son's body in their Grayson home on Haynescrest Drive and called police. The school was on early release for the last day of school. For more on this story, visit Loganville-Grayson Patch.
A joint effort of the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Police Departments netted a group of people suspected of stealing from Perimeter-area retail stores.
Dunwoody Police were first called to Best Buy Thursday because a group of women were attempting to exit the store with three Xbox 360s, according to Dunwoody Police. For more on this story, visit Sandy Springs Patch.
Carter’s, Inc., the country’s largest branded marketer of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, is closing up its Midtown-based operations and moving its headquarters to Buckhead. The move will likely create 200 new jobs. For more on this story, visit Buckhead Patch.