Mon., October 18, 2010 4:45pm (EDT)

GBI Agents Question Teachers
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
GBI agents started quesitoning teachers at Atlanta Public Schools. (photo: GPB Stock)
GBI agents started quesitoning teachers at Atlanta Public Schools. (photo: GPB Stock)
About 50 GBI Agents started questioning teachers and administrators at Atlanta Public Schools today. The probe is part of an ongoing state investigation of possible cheating on CRCT tests last year.

John Bankhead with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Governor Perdue signed an executive order last week to get GBI agents on the ground.

“There are criminal violations that we’re looking at that’s what the GBI does and quite frankly we’re not targeting teachers for criminal prosecution," Bankhead says.

"We try to get information from them that will be helpful in this investigation but we hope the teachers will be truthful in these investigations.”

Governor Perdue was unhappy with the results of an internal investigation by the Atlanta Public Schools and appointed two special investigators with subpoena powers.