Othello teacher accused of molesting 5th grader

OTHELLO, Wash. -- KEPR learned an award-winning Othello elementary teacher is accused molesting one of her own students.

Lisa Davis was at Scootney Springs Elementary for years and most recently taught fifth grade. The school district received reports of misconduct on May 30th and Davis was placed on administrative leave. She resigned June 18th.

KREM-TV in Spokane reports Davis could face two counts of first degree child molestation.

The Spokane station says the alleged victim was in Davis' reading class. The Othello Police Department says it is confident a crime was committed against the ten-year-old after conducting a month-long investigation.

KREM-TV says other employees at the school alerted police to the woman's behavior. Davis received a teacher of the month award from KHQ in Spokane last year. A student had nominated her with an essay.

It's now up to the Adams County Prosecutor's Office to determine if felony child molestation charges will be filed.