LYNDHURST, N.J. — A Jersey City teacher charged with having oral sex with a 14-year-old student at her Lyndhurst home had her license suspended despite her claims that she was innocent of wrongdoing.
In June 2015, Lauren Coyle-Mitchell, 34, was charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child — a 15-year-old female student.
She was back behind bars a month later, accused of violating a judge's no-contact order.
In January, the State Board of Examiners ordered Coyle-Mithcell an order to show cause as to why her certificates should not be suspended.
Later that month, she acknowledged her arrest but denied allegations.
The board in February sent Coyle-Mitchell offered her an opportunity to submit written arguments on why her teaching certificates should not be suspended. She did not respond.
Last month, the board decided to suspend Coyle-Mitcchell's teaching certificates — including elementary school students and students with disabilities. She was ordered to mail her certificates to the state within 30 days.
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