Tue., April 2, 2013 6:46pm (EDT)

Bonds In School Cheating Case High
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
Lawyers for some of the 35 defendants in Atlanta's school cheating scandal say their bonds are unreasonably high.  Hurl Taylor, who represents test coordinator Donald Bullock, said his client's $1 million bond amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Bullock was among the first defendants to surrender at the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday. (photo courtesy of wikimedia commons)
Lawyers for some of the 35 defendants in Atlanta's school cheating scandal say their bonds are unreasonably high. Hurl Taylor, who represents test coordinator Donald Bullock, said his client's $1 million bond amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Bullock was among the first defendants to surrender at the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday. (photo courtesy of wikimedia commons)
Lawyers for some of the 35 defendants in Atlanta's school cheating scandal say their bonds are unreasonably high.

Hurl Taylor, who represents test coordinator Donald Bullock, said his client's $1 million bond amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Bullock was among the first defendants to surrender at the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday.

All 35 defendants had to turn themselves in Tuesday.

In a chaotic scene outside the jail Tuesday morning, the lawyers said it wasn't clear when their clients would be able to request lower bonds.

The educators, including former Superintendent Beverly Hall, are named in a 65-count indictment that alleges a broad conspiracy involving cheating on standardized tests in Atlanta Public Schools.