CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia magistrate has resigned after it was discovered that she never finished high school.
A spokeswoman for the Supreme Court of Appeals shared a copy of former Ohio County Magistrate Janine Varner's one-sentence resignation letter with news outlets Thursday afternoon.
The state Supreme Court of Appeals suspended her without pay on Wednesday but did not give a reason other than saying she was violating the judicial code of conduct.
Varner's attorney, Teresa C. Toriseva, on Thursday issued a statement to The Associated Press saying Varner would take a GED test to clear up any questions. She added that while Varner didn't graduate high school, she instead completed a vocational program.
Varner was appointed as magistrate last month after her predecessor was sentenced to four months in prison for tax fraud.