Newton County

Former metro school district nurse accused of having ‘inappropriate relationship’ with student

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A former metro Atlanta school employee has been arrested after officials say she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Social Circle City Schools officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Mary Gaddis, a nurse who worked for the school district, was no longer employed there. The statement came after her March 18 arrest.

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According to a sheriff’s report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, the school system reported the allegations on March 5.

Following their investigation, deputies arrested Gaddis and charged her with enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation.

Deputies did not provide details regarding the investigation.


The following is a statement from the school district regarding the arrest:

“We are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness and are providing support to all individuals affected by these events. Our primary focus remains on ensuring the safety and emotional well-being of our students, and we will continue to take all necessary steps to uphold our commitment to providing a safe and positive learning environment.”

The investigation remains ongoing.

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