CLAYTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of submitting fake diplomas and transcripts to become employed at a Johnston County high school, WRAL reported.
According to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office, does not have a bachelor's degree and is not accredited as a teacher. The Sheriff's Office also said Hughes has felony convictions from outside North Carolina, WRAL reported.
According to Johnston County school officials, Hughes started working at Cleveland High School in 2017 as a volunteer softball and football coach. He was hired as a teacher in March 2018, WRAL reported. He left his teaching position eight months later, the television station reported.
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