Teacher accused of taking bribes in exchange for good grades
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teacher has been removed from school as authorities investigate allegations she took bribes from students in exchange for good grades.
WCAU-TV reported Tuesday the woman is a teacher at the Learning in New Contexts High School.
A spokesman for Philadelphia Schools says the teacher was promptly removed from the school when the allegations surfaced and both the Inspector General and Philadelphia Police have been notified. He says the school district is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
The school district did not elaborate on what the alleged bribes involved. The teacher declined comment to the TV station.
This story has been corrected to show the teacher has been removed from school, not fired from her job.
Information from: WCAU-TV, http://www.nbc10.com