Othello teacher accused of molesting student resigned

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 4:27 PM

OTHELLO, Wash.-- The Othello School District confirmed with KREM 2 News that a teacher who allegedly molested a 10-year-old student resigned from the school system.

The Othello School District said in a statement Monday evening that they received information indicating possible inappropriate conduct between 5th grade teacher Lisa Davis and a student on May 30. The District said they then notified Othello Police who began an investigation.

Davis was placed on administrative leave on the same day pending investigation according to the Othello School District. She submitted her letter of resignation on June 18 and it was approved by the District less than a week later on June 24.

On Monday, police completed an investigation into claims that Davis molested one of her students. Officers recommended that the Adams County Prosecutor charge her with two counts of First Degree Child Molestation.

Davis taught at Scootney Springs Elementary School in Othello. Police said the alleged victim was in Davis’ reading class.

OPD leaders said they are confident that she committed a crime against the 10-year-old. Davis also took the boy to a movie according to investigators.

Officers said that another teacher alerted school administrators Davis was acting inappropriately with her student.

Police said they were first notified about the claims when school got out for the summer and have been investigating the accusations for a month.

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