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      Former PE teacher fights to get suspension lifted

      YAKIMA, Wash. -- A former East Valley High School teacher testified on her own behalf today. Michele Taylor is trying to get her teaching certificate back.

      The state suspended her credentials for a year for inappropriate contact with students.

      A jury acquitted her of any criminal wrongdoing.

      Taylor admitted she didn't follow several policies, including the school's medicine policy for students.

      Taylor also admitted sending an e-mail to staff members after the district told her not to.

      The hearing is expected to wrap up sometime next week.

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