Angela G. Cornett, Cartersville, Georgia (arrested Dec 2012) [drove vehicle into student]

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    Angela G. Cornett, 41, school board member, Bartow County Schools, Cartersville, Georgia, "accused of striking a student with her vehicle"​
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    11 Alive: Bartow County School Board member arrested (Dec 31 2012)

    On Friday, December 28, Angela Cornett was arrested and charged with Reckless Conduct after an incident in the Walmart parking lot in Cartersville. A Bartow County Sheriff's incident report says a 17 year old 12th grader from Adairsville High School was holding a parking space, for her brother's girlfriend, when Cornett told her to move. She didn't and that's when Cornett is alleged to have accelerated into the parking space with enough force to physically move the alleged victim. Police noted the alleged victim had 'road grime' along her pant leg consistent with the tire size on Cornett's white Lexus SUV. However, she was not visibly hurt.

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    CBS Atlanta: Bartow County School Board member resigns after allegedly hitting girl with SUV (Jan 2 2013)

    The Bartow County School Board member who was arrested for allegedly hitting a teenager with her SUV over a parking space at a Walmart submitted her resignation to Governor Nathan Deal Thursday morning. Police said security video clearly shows board Vice Chair Angie Cornett lurch towards Emily Gullege, 17, after a short argument. Gullege said she was holding the parking space for a friend who had just had a baby.
     
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    Cartersville Patch: Updated: Walmart Parking Lot Video of School Board Member Released (Jan 2 2013)

    Authorities released the Walmart surveillance video they say shows Cornett "lurch forward" in her SUV and strike a pedestrian in a parking space at Walmart and photographs a deputy captured as evidence. "From watching the video, it's obvious the pedestrian was standing there when the vehicle lurched forward and has to move out of the way very quickly," Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said. "You can't tell close how she was struck or exactly how hard she was struck, but you can see that she was standing there when the vehicle lurched forward and had to move out of the way quickly. "[Cornett] stated the [alleged] victim leaned into her vehicle and that's how she got marks on her pants. From watching the evidence of the video, I do not buy [her] argument." Rogers said Cornett, who was charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct, could face additional charges.
     
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    MSN: Woman runs over teen at Wal-Mart over parking space, police say (Jan 2 2013)

    Deputies in an Atlanta suburb say Angela Cornett — a member of a local school board, no less — was so intent on getting a spot, she apparently struck a 17-year-old girl with her SUV in a dispute over a space at a Wal-Mart. The teen stood in the space to save it for a friend who had just given birth, but when Cornett saw the spot she demanded the girl get out of the way. When the girl refused, Cornett allegedly struck her with her vehicle.
     
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    Atlanta Journal Constitution: School board member accused of ramming teen over parking space resigns (Jan 3 2013)

    [Angela] Cornett claimed she didn’t intentionally ram the teen, but the incident — which has attracted national attention and local outrage — was caught on tape, and the store’s surveillance video convinced police to arrest Cornett. The incident put tiny Bartow County in the national spotlight. The teen, Emily Gulledge, a senior at Adairsville High School, was interviewed on the Today Show and other media on Thursday morning, declaring that “I was the child in this incident, but she acted like a child.”
     
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    11 Alive: Bartow school board member Angie Cornett resigns (Jan 3 2013)

    Bartow County School Board member Angela Cornett, who is under fire after video of her striking a teenager with her car in a Walmart parking lot surfaced, resigned on Thursday. A letter sent by her lawyer, John T. Mroczko, to Gov. Nathan Deal, said Cornett was resigning effective Thursday, due to "personal and family reasons."
     
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    GA Daily News: Bartow County school board member Angela Cornett accused of running SUV into teen (Jan 3 2013)

    Authorities say that driver was Bartow County school board member Angela Cornett and the person trying to hold the space was a 17-year-old Adairsville High School student. Officials said that words were exchanged between the two before the incident. "The deputy on the scene actually went and watched the video before he made any charges against Miss Cornett and from watching the video, it's obvious that the pedestrian was standing there when the vehicle lurched forward and has to move out of the way very quickly. You can't tell close-up how she was struck or exactly how hard she was struck, but you can see she was standing there when the vehicle lurched forward," said Bartow County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jonathan Rogers. Investigators say the teen's pants had a black mark on them allegedly from the tires of the board member's Lexus. That and the surveillance video prompted authorities to charge Cornett with reckless conduct.
     
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    Cartersville Patch: Angie Cornett Resigns from the Bartow School Board (Jan 3 2013)

    Bartow County school board District 3 rep and vice chairman Angie Cornett today resigned her position on the board of education, Superintendent John Harper confirmed by phone.
     
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    Raw Story: Georgia school board member resigns after running over teen saving parking space (Jan 3 2013)

    A member of the Bartow County School Board in Georgia resigned on Thursday, citing “personal and family reasons” after she was charged with reckless conduct for running over a 17-year-old girl who was saving a parking space at a Walmart in Cartersville. Bartow County High School student Emily Gulledge told The Daily Tribune News that Angela Cornett hit her with a white Lexus SUV last week as she was standing in a parking space to save it for her brother’s girlfriend, who recently had a baby. “I figured she would have my best interest in mind,” Gulledge said. “I figured she would watch out for my safety and she clearly did not. I feel like she let everybody down.”
     
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    ABC News: Ga. School Board Member Charged With Hitting Teen in Parking Lot Dispute (Jan 3 2013)

    A dispute over a parking space in the lot of a Georgia Walmart resulted in the arrest of a school board member charged with hitting a 17-year-old girl with her car. Angie Cornett, the vice chair of the Bartow County School Board, was charged Friday with reckless conduct after police say she swiped Emily Gulledge, a senior at a local high school, with her Lexus SUV, leaving a path of tire marks on the teen’s jeans. Today, Cornett, two years into a four-year term on the Board, resigned from her elected post.
     
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    CBS Local Atlanta: Board Member Resigns After SUV Collides With Teen (Jan 4 2013)

    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 Angela Cornett, 41, struck the 17-year-old girl, who was standing in a parking space trying to save it for someone on Dec. 28. The teen and Cornett argued before Cornett hit the girl with her car outside the Cartersville store, police said.