Updated Thursday, 12 p.m.
While Superintendent John Harper said he wouldn't comment on Cornett's arrest until the school board holds a hearing, her attorney said Cornett didn't think the teen was blocking a parking space and "the girl walked into" Cornett's vehicle," 11Alive reports. The alleged victim says Cornett isn't being punished enough.
Updated Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
Cartersville Patch reached out to Superintendent John Harper and current and former board members for their thoughts on Cornett's arrest.
"You can reach my attorney John Mroczko. Do not contact me again," Cornett replied in our only reply thus far. Accordingly, we've reached out to Mroczko, a partner at White, Choate, Watkins and Mroczko LLC, for a statement.
Updated Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Authorities released the Walmart surveillance video they say shows Cornett "lurch forward" in her SUV and strike a pedestrian in a parking space at Walmart and photographs a deputy captured as evidence.
"From watching the video, it's obvious the pedestrian was standing there when the vehicle lurched forward and has to move out of the way very quickly," Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said. "You can't tell close how she was struck or exactly how hard she was struck, but you can see that she was standing there when the vehicle lurched forward and had to move out of the way quickly.
"[Cornett] stated the [alleged] victim leaned into her vehicle and that's how she got marks on her pants. From watching the evidence of the video, I do not buy [her] argument."
Rogers said Cornett, who was charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct, could face additional charges.
Angela "Angie" Gail Cornett, 41, who serves as District 3 rep and vice chairman, is accused of accelerating her Lexus and hitting the girl's right leg with the front, passenger tire of the vehicle during a dispute about the parking space.
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