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Teacher accused of taking students' tests for money could lose license

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It is likely that former Raleigh-Egypt High School math teacher Veronica Kimmons will ever teach again. She may also face jail time. It is likely that former Raleigh-Egypt High School math teacher Veronica Kimmons will ever teach again. She may also face jail time.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The State Board of Education is investigating after allegations surfaced that a teacher was taking students' online tests for money.

It is likely that former Raleigh-Egypt High School math teacher Veronica Kimmons will ever teach again. She may also face jail time.

"You had to pay her $150 for the online school testing," said parent Andrea Jennings.

"But then it all comes down that she failed the test so they can't graduate," said student Kayla Malone.

The Memphis Police Department Economic Crimes unit is investigating.

A spokesman for the district attorney general's office says prosecutors are knowledgeable about the investigation and while "it appears to be an indictable offense," the case is not yet closed.

By phone, Action News 5's Nick Kenney spoke with general counsel for the State Department of Education. She says she just got the case file from the school district Friday morning.

While a teacher infractions review committee will make the final determination, the state board says other similar instances in the past resulted in the teacher's teaching license being revoked.

Kimmons first got her Tennessee teaching license in 2008 by transferring her qualifications and licensure from another state.

She does not have any other infractions on her teaching record.

Kimmons resigned from Raleigh-Egypt High School.

If her teaching license gets revoked, she can apply to have it restored after three years, but the state says its restoration rate is a mere 1 percent.

Investigators say there is no timetable to resolve the criminal case.

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