Fayette County


Breaking: Sandy Creek Culinary Teacher Arrested on Child Cruelty Charges

By Michael Cuneo – 

A Sandy Creek teacher was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with multiple counts of child cruelty, according to records obtained from the Cobb County Sherriff’s Office.

April Cullen, 48, of Smyrna, was arrested by the Smyrna City police department on Jan. 1, 2022, on three charges of cruelty to children in the third degree, one charge of disorderly conduct and one felony charge of aggravated assault.

The Fayette County Board of Education did confirm that Cullen is still employed by the high school, noting that she has not returned to classes since the semester break in January.

Cullen, who is currently listed as the culinary chef for Sandy Creek on the Fayette County Board of Education’s website, was hired by the school in 2019.

According to booking information, Cullen was in Smyrna City jail for three days when she was released on Jan. 4 on a $15,000 bond.

According to Cobb County Court records, Cullen also has two civil cases of stalking on her record from 2017 and 2018.

This story will develop as more information is obtained.

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune