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Albany High teacher sought for battery charge

Charlie Cornelius Bass was arrested for battery. / Dougherty County Jail

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Charles Bass has been booked into the Dougherty County Jail.

Initial Story
An Albany High teacher is wanted by school police on battery charges - but they say he'll have an opportunity to turn himself in.

Police have taken a warrant out on 32-year-old Charlie Bass for misdemeanor battery after an argument over a cell phone yesterday.

Police say they are still working to get that warrant signed.

Bass and a 14-year-old student got into an altercation, which led to pushing, shoving and superficial injuries according to investigators.

Bass has taught for the Dougherty County School System for 11 years and has no prior record.

Dougherty County School System Public Information Officer R.D. Harter said that Bass will be removed from his position effective immediately.

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