Teacher linked to test-taking scheme is in the hot seat

(WMC-TV) - A North Mississippi teacher is in hot water and will have to answer to a Federal judge in Memphis next week. This comes after being linked to a teacher test-taking scheme.

Darcel Gardner, a special education teacher at Columbus High School, has been placed on Administrative leave.

According to prosecutors, she participated in the scheme in which Mid-South teacher candidates hired others to take their certification tests. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.

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