State Board of Education revokes license of McAlester coach

Wednesday, October 25th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The state Board of Education has revoked the teaching license of a former McAlester coach who pleaded guilty to owning obscene videos of minors.

The board revoked the license of Todd Quinton today at its monthly meeting.

Quinton was sentenced to six 20-year prison terms, but a judge suspended the sentences.

State law requires a teacher's license be revoked if he or she is convicted of or pleads guilty to a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude.

Quinton tried to renew his license in March, but the state denied the request after learning of his arrest. The board has revoked eight teaching licenses so far this school year.

The board is working on a new system to check teachers'

backgrounds, but until that system is in place they are trusting teachers to fill out licensing forms honestly.