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Teacher test cheating charges

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PORT GIBSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Six Mississippi teachers face federal charges for their role in a multi-state test taking scheme.

Investigators say they were paying others to take the tests to help them obtain their teaching licenses.

40-year-old Jadice Moore of Port Gibson is charged with mail fraud. According to the school's web site, Moore teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade physical education at Port Gibson Middle School.

Five other teachers in Mississippi are among more than a dozen people charged with fraud by the U.S. Attorney for the western district of Tennessee.

The indictment says they paid $3,000 each to Memphis resident Clarence Mumford, to arrange others to take the PRAXIS exam for them.

Claiborne County Schools Superintendent Elijah Brown released a statement today saying they are conducting their own investigation.

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