Woman Resigns from School Board After Allegedly Hitting Teen with Car

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A Bartow County school board member accused of striking a teenager with her SUV in a dispute over a Walmart parking space has resigned from the school board.

Police say 41-year-old Angela Cornett struck the 17-year-old girl, who was standing in a parking space Friday trying to save it for someone. Police say the teen and Cornett argued before Cornett hit the girl with her car.

Cornett's attorney, John Mroczko, tells WSB-TV that his client submitted her resignation Thursday to Gov. Nathan Deal and the school system's superintendent.

She faces a charge of reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

Cornett told the Daily Tribune of Cartersville that she never hit the teen and said the girl leaned against her car.

Mroczko says she decided to resign for personal and family reasons.


Associated Press Release

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A Bartow County school board member is free on bond after police say she hit a teenager with her SUV in a dispute over a Walmart parking space.

Police say the unidentified 17-year-old girl was standing in a parking space Friday trying to save it for someone.

Police say the teen and 41-year-old Angela Cornett argued before Cornett hit the girl with her car. Authorities say the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras.

Cornett told the Daily Tribune of Cartersville (http://bit.ly/VhbNGe ) that she never hit the teen and said the girl leaned against her car. A call to Cornett's house was not answered Tuesday.

The teen had a scuff mark to her knee but did not suffer any serious injuries, police said.

Cartersville is about 45 miles northwest of Atlanta.
------
Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSWG TV 107 2nd Ave S.W. Moultrie Ga. 31768
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185371762 - wctv.tv/a?a=185371762
Gray Television, Inc.