Court: State can revoke teacher’s license despite acquittal


Alabama’s education department won a round Friday in its attempt to get rid of a teacher accused of making sexual advances on a student.

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a lower court decision that blocked the state’s attempt to revoke the teaching license of Edward Clinton Davis in Montgomery.

Davis was acquitted on criminal charges linked to alleged sexual advances on a student, but the state tried to fire him for misconduct in 2016, the ruling said. A court blocked the action, ruling that the state’s firing process violated Davis’ rights against being tried for the same offense twice.

The decision sent the dispute over Davis’ teaching credentials back to circuit court.

Republished with the Permission of the Associated Press.