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Angela Cornett Update: Ga. woman accused of hitting teen with SUV in Walmart parking dispute resigns from school board

Angela Cornett, above, is accused of hitting a teen with her SUV in a Cartersville, Ga. parking lot.
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(CBS/AP) CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Angela Cornett, the woman who police say hit a teenager with her SUV in a dispute over a Walmart parking space, resigned from the Bartow County school board on Thursday, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

Cornett, 41, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct on Dec. 28 after police say she argued with a 17-year-old girl before hitting the girl with her car. Authorities say the teen was standing in a parking space to save it for someone.

The incident, which took place in Cartersville, about 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, was recorded on surveillance cameras.

Cornett maintains that she did not intentionally hit Emily Gulledge and says the teen leaned against her car.

John T. Mroczko, Cornett's attorney, said his client "just felt it was in the best interest of her, her family and the school district" to remove herself from the school board, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

There were no serious injuries sustained by either party in the incident, however police say Gulledge did have a black scuff mark on her knee.

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