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Alleged sexual assault victim seeks change in Columbia County schools

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 11:15 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Columbia County Board of Education had a meeting Tuesday and offered a public participation session at the end.

We were at the meeting with Madison Cooksey and her family.

We’ve been following her story over the past two weeks after sexual assault allegations surfaced about former Evans High and Burke County teacher Scott Hooker.

Cooksey advocated for policy change in the Columbia County School District.

“I hope in the future that any student and employee reporting sexual harassment will be advocated for, protected, and taken seriously. Maybe it’s time to adopt new policies and teach about the dangers of not only strangers but everyone. It’s time to make a change in our school system,” she said.

We will have continuing coverage of this story Wednesday on News 12 at 6 p.m.

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