West Ga. school superintendent resigns after incident with estranged wife

The superintendent of Polk County Schools has resigned following an incident with his estranged wife at an elementary school, where she teaches.

Superintendent Darrell Wetherington was previously suspended without pay. The Polk School District and Wetherington reached a settlement agreement for the superintendent to resign on March 1st.

On February 17, according to Cedartown Police, Superintendent Darrell Wetherington went to Westside Elementary School to talk to his estranged wife, Jennifer Wetherington. According to police, Mr. Wetherington surprised his wife by entering her classroom while she was teaching. The couple is in the middle of a divorce, police said.

According to a police report, Mrs. Wetherington told officers she had received a text message from her estranged husband, which said “Either you're gonna talk to me or I'm going to go down there."

Mrs. Wetherington told police she had been trying to cut off communication with her husband, the report said.

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