Teacher is sentenced to probation

Former Neal teacher pleads to misdemeanor in grade changes

A former W.S. Neal Elementary School special education teacher who was arrested on a felony computer tampering charge last May involving the changing of students' grades pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of computer tampering last week in Escambia County Circuit Court.

Lisa Carolyn Odom, 58, 1204 Travis Road, Brewton, was given a one-year suspended sentence and placed on one year of supervised probation.

Odom has since resigned her position with the Escambia County School System and is no longer employed by the board.

Odom was accused to accessing the computer using stolen long-in credent...