Teacher Shayla Smith Helped Students Cheat Because They were "Dumb as Hell"
Former fifth-grade math teacher Shayla Smith, who is implicated in an Atlanta, Georgia cheating scandal, allegedly helped students cheat because she thought they were “dumb as hell,” reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Smith was reportedly responsible for supervising students while the tests were being completed.
Schajuan Jones, who taught a fourth-grade class, overheard Smith talking to another teacher about the test.
Jones said: “The words were, ‘I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they’re dumb as hell.’”
A former student also accused Smith of helping her cheat, claiming that the teacher offered the girl, now in eighth grade, the answers to a math test in 2010.
The school tribunal deliberated for one hour before handing down a guilty verdict. Smith had been charged with willful neglect and immorality, and was fired from her job.
She's reportedly now going into politics.