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Mississippi teacher accused of cheating for students

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CLARKSDALE, MS (WMC) -

The Mississippi Department of Education filed charges against a second Mid-South teacher accused of cheating on state tests.

Officials said evidence was filed on Wednesday against Tetra Winters, a teacher at Heidelberg Elementary School in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

State Superintendent Carey Wright said an investigation shows Winters knowingly cheated during the 2012-2013 school year. This is the second complaint filed in an ongoing investigation into testing at Heidelberg Elementary School.

Investigators said when students took the Mississippi Curriculum Test Second Edition in 2013, Winters coached them, altered or interfered with their answers. They also said she failed to report violations of testing procedures.

A former Heidelberg Elementary teacher, Frances Smith-Kemp, voluntarily surrendered her license in July after she admitted to cheating on tests.

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