State revoking Yakima teacher's license

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction plans to revoke the teaching certificate of Yakima teacher Michele Taylor who was accused of sexual misconduct with students.

The East Valley High School physical education teacher was acquitted last June of criminal charges that she had sex with a 16-year-old student and sent inappropriate text messages to him and a 15-year-old.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the state conducted its own investigation of the matter. OSPI spokesman Nathan Olson said Tuesday it found evidence Taylor should not be teaching unsupervised.

Taylor has 30 days to decide whether to appeal the state revocation. She has been on paid leave since June 2009.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com