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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Neal teacher, student arrested

Neal students show support of classmate accused of changing grades at the school


May 17, 2018

Joe Thomas

W.S. Neal students gather in park on the banks of Murder Creek to support Hutchins

A W.S. Neal High School senior and a W.S. Neal Elementary School special education teacher have been arrested on felony computer tampering charges in wake of an investigation about grade changes that still leaves questions as to whether a valedictorian, salutatorian or Top 10 will be named prior to Neal's May 22 graduation.

Matthew Keith Hutchins, 18, 420 Travis Road, Brewton, and Lisa Carolyn Odom 58, 1204 Merritt Road, Castleberry, were both arrested by agents with the Alabama Attorney General's Office.

In Hutchins' arrest warrant it states the student gained access into the school comput...

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