The brother of the 20-year-old man who police say went to an Atlanta-area school heavily armed and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering says he was a normal kid growing up, but began to change as a teenager and engage in threatening behavior. The older brother's comments came two days after a school bookkeeper helped persuade Michael Hill to surrender to police following a frightening standoff and shooting Tuesday.
None of the DeKalb County school system's commencement ceremonies will take place in places of worship this year in response to parent complaints. The ceremonies will instead be hosted at secular venues or outdoor stadiums.
The federal government has reached a settlement agreement with the DeKalb County School District over alleged harassment of a Sikh middle school student. The settlement was announced Tuesday and will be in effect through the end of the 2014-15 school year.
An attorney representing an ousted DeKalb County school board member says lawmakers in 2010 exceeded their authority when they gave the governor the ability to remove locally-elected school board members. New details of the challenge to the law emerged in new court briefs the attorney filed April 19.
DeKalb County District Attorney's officials say three former school administrators have been indicted in a CRCT cheating probe. The educators face charges including fraud, forgery and making false statements.
The governor suspended members of the majority black DeKalb County School Board over accusations of financial mismanagement and other allegations. A coalition of black leaders Monday asked that he consider finding black replacement board members.
A panel searching for candidates to replace members of the embattled DeKalb County school board is working to narrow a list of more than 400 applicants to a dozen finalists. The 12 finalists could emerge early this week. Their names would then be passed on to Gov. Nathan Deal.
The governor is telling DeKalb County public school students he shares their concern about the district being in danger of losing accreditation, and pledges the state will do everything it can to make sure they get into college.