Convicted Atlanta schools educator Copeland sentenced to 1 year in prison

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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced former Atlanta Public Schools educator Theresia Copeland to serve 1 year in prison for her role in the test-cheating scandal.

Copeland, a former test coordinator at an APS elementary school, was found guilty of racketeering and making false statements and writings, in the test-cheating trial.

Baxter also ordered her to perform 1,000 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.

“It’s like the sickest thing that’s happened in this town” Baxter said, of the test-cheating scandal.

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