Columbia Co. school employee resigns after failure to report child abuse charge

Columbia Co. school employee resigns after failure to report child abuse charge

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A Columbia County School System employee has resigned after being charged with failure to report child abuse, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

John Leroy Padgett Jr., 52, is the school system hearing officer, which means that he is legally required to report suspected child abuse.

He was arrested and charged with failure to report suspected child abuse on Aug. 22.

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