THOMASVILLE — A 15-count indictment has been returned on an educator charged in 2016 in a child-cruelty case at her Thomasville private school
Linda McLean, administrator of Favor Christian Academy, was indicted by a Thomas County grand jury in a special session.
McLean was indicted on:
• Eight counts of cruelty to children in the first degree
• Four counts of aggravated assault
• One count of battery
• One count of simple battery
• One count of simple assault
McLean was charged in September 2016 with first-degree child cruelty involving a child at Favor Christian Academy on North Broad Street. A witness told police McLean struck and choked a child.
The person who contacted police last year told a detective documentation exists of other occurrences in which McLean abused students verbally, mental and physically, according to a police incident report.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820