Teacher Charged With Murder For Gang-Related Killing Of Young Students

Police say that the teacher as a Crips gang member.

Decatur, GA – An alleged Crips gang member who has been working as a fifth-grade teacher at a DeKalb County school was arrested on Mar. 23 in connection with the 2016 murders of two children.

Michael De’Sean White, 26, was arrested at Toney Elementary School, where he had been employed since March of 2017, the New York Post reported.

According to his arrest warrant, White is also a member of the Rolling 20s Crips street gang, WXIA reported.

Investigators said that 11-year-old Tatiyana Coates and her brother, 15-year-old Daveon Coates, were shot in their sleep on Oct. 22, 2016, by gang members who were searching for another 15-year-old boy who was temporarily staying at the family’s residence, according to the New York Post.

“The gang wanted their weapons back,” Clayton County Police Chief Michael Register told WXIA in 2017.

Expecting retaliation, the unnamed teen who the Crips were searching for fled the home prior to their arrival.

In addition to the Coates children, the boy also left behind his four siblings, aged six to 13, the New York Post reported.

The other children were not harmed in the attack.

One of the children helped investigators develop a sketch of one of the assailants, which ultimately helped lead them to White, WXIA reported.

“The details, as far as the sketch and the photo, are incredibly similar,” Maj. Daniel WSB.

One Crips member also told police that White was one of the shooters who murdered the Coates children, while another confirmed that White and other gang members had gone to the residence to physically harm people inside.

“It kicks you in the gut that someone who’s responsible for our children on a daily basis could possibly be involved with a heinous crime like this,” Clayton County Police Major Tina Daniel told WSB.

DeKalb school officials said that White underwent two background checks to secure employment with the school district, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The first occurred in March of 2017, before he was hired as a paraprofessional, and the second was completed prior to him being hired as a full-time teacher during the summer of 2017.

“On both occasions, nothing indicated this employee may be involved in criminal behavior,” district officials said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The district said that White has been removed from his position, pending the outcome of the investigation.

White has been charged with four counts of murder, Maj. Daniel told WSB.

Comments (27)
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Hunterriley
Hunterriley

Welcome to Atlanta...the future ShitCAGO....nothing but ignorant black gang crap

b1rd
b1rd

@Hi_estComnDenomn thoughts?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
Too early for me to decide. Investigation is pending, let's wait for the facts.

Your thoughts?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
Your thoughts?

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Affirmative action fail.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
is there anything in my statement you find "mute"?

cclaxton
cclaxton

When will the black culture give up the macho gangbanger BS?

LEO0301
LEO0301

They need it to feel tough and accepted. After all most of these gang members grew up without a father, so they turn to the streets for guidance. It's sad because they don't even see the problem. They would rather blame the police and the white man for all of their problems.

b1rd
b1rd

You did a little better with your cartoon this time though.

JBo
JBo

Teacher by day, murderer of children by night.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Cute isn't he? Also, something hit me while i was sketching him, i was thinking i could make a children's book character out of him.

He could say common phrases wrong, then gets into adventures and discovers what the real phrase is.

I've never done a children's book before. @b1rd....i think you're about to make me some money.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd and while other birds chirp or make regular bird noises, b1rd goes "moot" throwing the whole vibe off. That will be the first story: "Acceptance."

Where in the country are you from? I don't need specific town or even state, just region. I need to work some script.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
There are enough LA characters. I know how LA sounds. I need a different voice for this.

I showed it to my nephew, he's my harshest critic, lol. He likes the character but thinks he's too pink (he's 7...pink is still for girls at that age)

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
How about distinguishing clothing? Do you wear a hat or scarf or sandals or something most days? 'B1RD' still just looks like a generic bird. He needs a hook.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
I cant use the b1rd as myself. Maybe I'll be your keeper or the guy that leads you around until you get away and start your adventure.

b1rd
b1rd

@Hi_estComnDenomn again you continue prove my point . You are going on and on like a kid in a school yard. Like you won something. Giddy and all. You should be mute like you are concerning your purported military experience and web design business. Have someone help you with the word purported.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
But i am giddy! I'm possibly stumbling into a children's book, or even better, a series!

One of the quickest ways to earn legal money is to write a successful children's book. The images are cake, my team has that in the bag. But i need story writing help.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
Thanks for the luck! Fortunately i don't need to hire a proof reader, i have a handful at work.

b1rd
b1rd

Apparently your purported proof readers aren't helping much. I can only assume this is what you mean by handful at work. Getting out of the basement might help also. Try cutting some grass and not smoking it.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@b1rd
Is jerking off still funny to you? I crank my shit like every other day, with or without the wife.

chiefd
chiefd

I have no idea what the conversation between Lowest Common Denominator and b1rd is about. I has nothing to do with the article. As far as I know, the Rolling 20s Crips, and all Crip sects, started in Los Angeles. But, It's been 40 years go since I worked gangs.