Teacher resigns over past

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A Webster Parish teacher has resigned after a national media outlet began looking into her past.

Reva Diane Inabnett, who had been teaching the school district since 2013, resigned Feb. 8 after USA Today inquired about Inabnett.

According to USA Today, Inabnett resigned from a Florida school district in 2012 after allegations that she shoved a 6-year-old led to a battery charge, which was dropped after she completed a deferred prosecution program.

Inabnett’s license is suspended in Florida, according to state records. However, she remained licensed in Louisiana.

“The district was aware of nothing that would have impaired her employment in the state of Louisiana, or obviously they would not have hired this lady or any other person,” Jon Guice, attorney for the Webster Parish School Board told USA Today. “They take their obligations seriously.”

In an email to USA Today, she reportedly told the media outlet that she erred in judgment in Florida and after soul-searching, learned from her mistakes and was seeking a second chance.

Comment from the Webster Parish School Board was not available as of press time.

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