The former principal of North Atlanta High was revealed as the whistle-blower in a cheating case against a former Atlanta Public Schools administrator, and was offered immunity from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for doing so.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it was Mark MyGrant, then principal of NAHS, who alerted investigators of the "go to hell" memo plan of former regional schools director Tamara Cotman.
Prosecutors allege that Cotman retaliated and demoted principal Jimmye Hawkins because she thought she was the whistle-blower, not MyGrant who was not at the Nov. 17, 2010 meeting but was told about it by Hawkins and two principals who attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Cotman allegedly handed out memos with a "Go to Hell" heading and told each of the 12 principals, whose schools were being investigated after accusations of cheating, to write the GBI a memo.
MyGrant said he sent an anonymous letter to then-Superintendent Beverly Hall, her chief of staff and to board members because he was concerned about the legality of the "go to hell" memo meeting. He said he feared retaliation and was a year from retirement, which is why he left the letter unsigned.