State probes paramedic training school

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POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. — The state is investigating an Atlanta-area paramedic training school after students complained they paid thousands of dollars in tuition but weren’t able to complete their courses.

Georgia Department of Public Health director of health protection Dr. Patrick O’Neal tells WSB-TV that red flags were raised when many students complained about Promedics EMS Academy in Powder Springs. The department is now reviewing all the school’s programs.

One tells the television station he paid $5,000 for a six-month paramedic training program but hasn’t been able to schedule the hands-on portions of his training.

School owner Melvin Teet says state evaluators keep changing the rules, leading to delays. He says he recently had to fire all 12 of the school’s employees and doesn’t have the money to refund students’ tuition.

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bclicious 07/06/12 - 08:00 am

This just sounds like a big scam!

Riverman1 07/06/12 - 08:37 am
Sell Your House

Well, Mr. Teet, how about sell your house or something and give them back their money. It's YOUR problem.

Sweet son
Sweet son 07/06/12 - 12:19 pm

Well, if Teet runs his personal affairs like his business he probably doesn't have a house and probably as the old saying goes he doesn't have a "pot to pee in." LOL! It would be interesting to know what he is/was driving. First flag should have been Atlanta and school. Atlanta Public Schools the CRCT joke of the nation!!

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