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Teacher’s license revoked after battery conviction

July 15, 2010

The State Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously revoked the teaching license of a former Basehor-Linwood High School teacher who received a six-month suspended sentence for one count of battery.

In May, Kevin Vincent, who was a high school science teacher and boys soccer coach, pleaded no contest to repeatedly and intentionally touching a 16-year-old female student in an offensive manner. Authorities said the behavior took place from September 2007 to May 2008.

Vincent was suspended in August 2009 and resigned one month later from the Basehor-Linwood School District.

A memo to the State Board of Education said, “Mr. Kevin A. Vincent has surrendered his professional educator’s license directly to the State Board of Education for revocation as a consequence of his conduct in committing a criminal battery of a student less than 18 years of age while employed as a teacher at the Basehor-Linwood High School.

“Mr. Vincent understands that notice of the revocation of his license will be provided to all local education agencies in Kansas and to the agency responsible for issuing educator licenses/certificates in each of the other states.”

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