Ga. school official hits teen in Walmart parking clash

Video shows Bartow County board member hitting teen trying to hold parking space

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 11:21 AM
Last updated 8:56 PM
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A school board member north of Atlanta faces misdemeanor charges after deputies said she hit a teenager with her SUV during a dispute over a Walmart parking spot.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News report deputies arrested Angela Cornett, of Bartow County, on Friday after the parking space altercation.

According to a police report, a 17-year-old girl stood in a parking spot at the Cartersville Walmart to hold it for a friend who had just given birth.

She didn’t want the friend to have to walk too far into the store. But when Cornett arrived in her SUV, deputies said she wanted the space too, and that led to a verbal disagreement.

“She told her to move and then she pulled into the parking spot and hit her with the tire of the vehicle,” said Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jonathan White. “They did see scuff marks on the victim’s knee, which was consistent with the height of the tire during that incident.”

In the report Cornett claimed she told the teen to move and as she pulled into the space, the teen “leaned against her vehicle and started to yell, ‘She hit me.’” In the report, Cornett’s daughter corroborated her mother’s story, according to Channel 2.

But when deputies examined the Walmart security camera video, they told Channel 2 it showed “the SUV stops as (the teen) stands in the parking space and suddenly accelerates. (The teen) is struck by the vehicle, and she is physically moved by the force of the vehicle.”

Deputies charged Cornett with misdemeanor reckless conduct and took her to jail. She later bonded out.

The teen was not seriously injured.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/01/13 - 01:07 pm
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People acting like animals,

or worse. And over a flipping parking space. What is wrong with this woman?! Go find another one, for heaven's sake.

What a great role model for her daughter (who apparently has successfully been mentored to lie to the police). This is exactly the kind of stupid, narcissistic behavior that should have such social morons walking up and down the streets of their own neighborhood wearing a sandwich board advertizing what rotten losers they are.

It's time to bring back the public punishment of being placed in stocks. Public humiliation is one of the most effective motivators of good behavior known to mankind, especially for youngish people.
Just think what might have been prevented by a little public humiliation, even as an object lesson for other potential antisocial idiots.

allhans
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allhans 01/01/13 - 01:38 pm
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IMO both parties were in the wrong.

IMO both parties were wrong.

boomhauer
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boomhauer 01/01/13 - 01:47 pm
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The teenager's intentions
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The teenager's intentions were noble for her friend but then the arrogant snot "school official" had to try and run her over to make her move...she's not to bright or smart for a "school official" either.

single parent
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single parent 01/01/13 - 02:54 pm
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Saving a parking place while

Saving a parking place while standing in it is ridiculous, so how are both parties wrong? If the same lady went in Wally World and walked out without paying her rump would be in jail. Parking spaces are for cars not people standing there trying to save it, no matter the situation. If a car is coming in your butt should move, common sense should tell you too! Now if it was reserved for that yes, was not so NO! For someone to say something was wrong with the lady driving or for her to find another space then you are probably one of those people that believe in timeouts for kids, even after they punched little Billy in the face and dragged him down the street.
PARKING SPACES ARE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES! ! ! ! An official of the law cannot even do that and last I checked Wal Mart is private property and their rules apply to what they reserve and do not reserve, except for handicap. GEEZZZZZ!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/01/13 - 03:15 pm
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Well,

now that's one single parent whom I don't want to meet, especially if there's some sort of conflict happening. Some people just aren't big on letting something go, even something as inconsequential as a parking space.

Life is too short to spend time in the clink for hitting someone WITH YOUR CAR over a parking space. It's too short even to argue over one, mainly because there are so many serious nuts around who don't have a clue about what's really important in the course of daily life, much less a sense of proportionality.

GEEZZZZ, get. a. grip. Go get a massage, or better yet, take an anger management course before it's court ordered.

KSL
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KSL 01/01/13 - 03:42 pm
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The idiot driving the SUV is

The idiot driving the SUV is a school board member.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 01/01/13 - 04:52 pm
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Violence against them
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I wonder if the student was white.

I doubt.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/01/13 - 05:12 pm
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Perhaps neither of them was, Hank, or perhaps both were.

So what in the wide world does their race--an artificial construct at best-- have to do with anything? Are you just completely unable to restrain yourself from expressing your own racist attitude?

Yeah, happy new year, Hank. Great way to start it off.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/01/13 - 05:14 pm
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Community leaders. Mentors of the young and impresonable.
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And they view themselves as worthy of praise. Do you job and get over yourselves. In the military, you take the course, you pass the course and you teach the course. Seems to work in the military. Seems to work with a basic curriculum and great manuals.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/01/13 - 07:21 pm
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It's an arrogance/anger/pride

It's an arrogance/anger/pride problem...and it's growing. Unfortunately.

And HAPPY NEW YEAR FIAT!! You were my first AC/online friend.

KSL
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KSL 01/01/13 - 11:49 pm
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The school board member was

The school board member was white. The identity of the sassy lass not released because she was a minor.

KSL
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KSL 01/02/13 - 01:17 am
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Henry

Your comment about race was disgusting. Had you not made it, I would never had gone looking because it was not of importance to me. You made it so. Just keeping it alive, aren't you?

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scoobynews 01/02/13 - 07:47 am
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Just plain stupid on both

Just plain stupid on both sides. You can not reserve a parking spot at Walmart. If her friend just had a baby then get dropped off at the front door or walk like the rest of us had to do. If she had a c-section she is not supposed to be out shopping at Walmart and should be home resting like most women with common sense. As to the driver she should have had better sense than to try to move an ignorant teenager from the spot. The entitlement crowd is so fired up these days they think they are even owed "reserved parking" at Walmart lol.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/02/13 - 08:16 am
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KSL

Just love them there shoes you bought Henry.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 01/02/13 - 08:23 am
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Stupid Woman -- The Old One
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I've seen old women, and once an old man, pull into a "expectant mother" space. If you've had a C-Section, you hurt, and don't want to walk anymore than you have to. And for the record, I'm a 57 year-old guy. Note to aggressive people -- don't do something stupid in/around Wal-Mart -- TOO many cameras around. Happy New Year !!

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 01/02/13 - 08:47 am
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I am just wondering.
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I am just wondering. Gosh....you can't say anything about race can ya? And thanks for the shoes.....whatever that means.

Recently, violence against young black kids has grabbed national news. How can a school board member act this way?

And only racist by your definition.....whatever that may be.

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InChristLove 01/02/13 - 09:20 am
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Video shows “the SUV stops as

Video shows “the SUV stops as (the teen) stands in the parking space and suddenly accelerates. (The teen) is struck by the vehicle, and she is physically moved by the force of the vehicle.”

Seriously? This is an adult female with her child in the car and she acts like this. Whether the teen was being "ignorant" or not, have we gotten so lazy, we can not go find another parking space. Wouldn't a wiser lesson to teach your child who is observing your actions, be to explan that in life there are some who act "ignorant" but you are the better person by being the "Adult" in the situation. Instead this child had to witness the mother being question, arrested and taken to jail. Yeah Mom, that's a great lesson you just showed your daughter.

Some times in life you have to pick your battles and this wasn't one of them.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/02/13 - 09:21 am
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Grow up, Hank

WOB attacks will never again, NEVER, rank comparably with BOW attacks. If you don't know that, your head is so far out of the game that you should just get off the field. Or alternatively, look at sources other than the mainsleazemedia so that you get information that at least somewhat resembles the reality.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/02/13 - 09:24 am
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And happy new year to you too, Willow.

You've been a welcome addition to the AC commenting, and it was an honor to become your friend.

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oneofthesane 01/02/13 - 09:41 am
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Both have got to be.......
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Obama voters.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/02/13 - 09:45 am
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If a car is coming in your butt.....
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Huh??? LOL!

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/02/13 - 09:47 am
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find another space then you are probably one of those people....
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Honey, you need a vacation to get it together. Breathe....breathe....in through your nose, out through your mouth. I am sure being a single parent is hard. God bless.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/02/13 - 09:55 am
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I wonder if the student was white.
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probably not......Remember, how stereotypes become stereotypes...they are based on some truth.... Your pointing the finger the WRONG way dear. Instead of showing your disdain, why not take the time to put something together to assist the less fortunate children/adults and create a club or something that teaches them how to act. That would take work though.

allhans
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allhans 01/02/13 - 11:29 am
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After registering more than

After registering more than 500 killings in Chicago in 2012, yesterday beginning a new year, 11 were killed. Getting started in a hurry.........

(Can anyone imagine what a sensation this would make if those in charge were Republican instead of Democrat...the president, governor, mayor...)

KSL
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KSL 01/02/13 - 05:13 pm
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Unbelievable

The mayor has announced that is no. 1 priority is going after high calorie snacks and drinks in vending machines. I kid you not!

PghSteelersFan
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PghSteelersFan 01/02/13 - 06:02 pm
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Maybe the lady driving the

Maybe the lady driving the car had just watched a video of Fried Green Tomatoes where the Kathy Bates character is 'robbed' of a parking place by two young girls in a VW 'bug'. It sounds a lot like that except there is no 'bug' to smash into over and over, just a teenager being a teenager.
The case is based on a person driving a car which can kill someone when driven in a dangerous manner. The tapes told the truth and she was arrested. Since it was classified a misdemeanor, she will most likely pay a fine. If she gets re-elected or not to her school board post is up to the voters in her district.

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HenryWalker3rd 01/03/13 - 12:04 pm
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BOW vs. WOB
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Sure Fiat....I am sure you got YOUR NEWS from slyFox.

You can't seriously believe that throughout history there has been more BOW violence vs. WOB violence? Really?!? Wow!

Why do you rely on someone else to tell you their version of the "news"?
Form your own opinions, based of critical thinking my friend.

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