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Teacher investigated in bribes-for-grades case

The LINC High School teacher is under investigation and was removed from school.

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

A teacher at the LINC High School is under investigation and has been removed from the classroom amid allegations that she took bribes from students in exchange for better grades, as first reported by NBC10 Philadelphia.

Lee Whack, the spokesman for the School District, confirmed that the teacher, Amanda Richardson, had been removed from the school.

“We are aware of the situation, and once it was brought to our attention, we acted immediately. The teacher was promptly removed from the school and both the Inspector General and Philadelphia police have been notified. The School District of Philadelphia is fully cooperating with the investigation.” Whack said.

The School District has not said what the alleged bribes involved.

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, which represents teachers in Philadelphia, declined to comment on the case.

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