WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia magistrate who resigned after it was discovered she never finished high school has been reinstated.
News outlets report Janine Varner passed a high school equivalency test and Ohio County Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson swore her back into the office Monday.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports Death Of COVID-19 Patient In Their 20s, 408 New Cases
Varner resigned last month after the state Supreme Court of Appeals suspended her without pay. Varner’s attorney, Teresa C. Toriseva, said in a statement that Varner didn’t graduate from high school but instead completed a vocational program.READ MORE: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain
Since resigning, Varner has worked toward achieving her general equivalency degree and Wilson said the effort she put toward that was enough to reappoint her.MORE NEWS: Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting
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