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A preliminary hearing for a Phenix City teacher accused of sexual battery was waived this morning.
Corey Devonne Abercrombie, a 35-year-old English teacher at Central High School, turned himself in to police on a warrant on Friday. He made bond the same day, which negated his hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court at 9 a.m. this morning.
The charge against Abercrombie stems from an incident that occurred in Columbus on April 29, but no details were given in the police report.
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Phenix City Schools Superintendent Larry DiChiara previously said that typically when an employee is charged with a crime, that person is put on paid administrative leave until the district finds out more about the case or the case is resolved.