Dr. Lucious Brown, 44, principal of Kennedy Middle School
ATLANTA -- Another former principal indicted in connection with the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case has pleaded guilty.
Former Kennedy Middle School principal Lucious Brown pleaded guilty Friday to a single felony charge of Interference with Government Property for altering CRCT answer sheets.
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Though he originally denied the claims against him and lied to investigators about his knowledge of or participation in cheating, Brown now admits he personally changed students' answers from wrong to right on the 2008 and 2009 CRCT answer sheets and directed other employees to do the same.
Brown also admits falsifying CRCT certification forms. He described his cheating as a "self-centered" act caused by his desire to remain employed.
Brown's former employees, teacher Tameka Goodson and school secretary Carol Dennis entered guilty pleas last month for their involvement in the case.
The three say they pledged to one another that they would take the cheating secret to their graves.
Brown was sentenced to two years on probation, ordered to perform 1000 hours of community service and pay $1,000.00 in restitution for the bonus money he received in 2008.