DeKalb Schools: Web search uncovered abuse; teacher background check didn’t

An internet search discovered more about an Ohio teacher hired by the DeKalb County School District to teach math at Chamblee Middle School than a background check performed by the district.

Officials admitted they were unaware Sandra Meeks-Speller was terminated from Toledo Public Schools in Ohio for infractions that included physically assaulting students, though court documents can be found online.

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