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Radloff Middle teacher accused in altercation resigns

Less than a month after Katrina Walker was called the instigator in a fight with a student, the Radloff Middle seventh grade language arts teacher has resigned.

A due process hearing before the Gwinnett County Board of Education scheduled for Tuesday morning was canceled after the resignation was submitted earlier Tuesday, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.

The alleged incident on Nov. 20 happened in the Radloff cafeteria when Walker was accused of grabbing the neck of a female student, scratching and pushing her.

The day after the alleged incident, a letter signed by CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks stated that Walker, “pushed, shoved and scratched” the student across the cafeteria “uttering profanities with such vehemence that an assistant principal took physical control of the student who was the object of your physical attack.”

A male student also intervened and guided Walker to another section of the cafeteria, the letter stated. The letter also recommended that Walker be fired.