Cape Coral High School teacher accused of cheating

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A Cape Coral High School teacher was nearly fired Tuesday after she was accused of cheating.

Sandra Nicola allegedly completed exams for nine students and falsified exam results in March 2016, according to the Lee County School District — something senior Mario Perez, to whom Nicola taught English, said conflicted with her teaching.

“She would be like, ‘I can’t translate for you now because it’s a test. I can only watch you and tell them what they can’t do during the test,'” he said. “She would never… she would ever do that.”

Nicola received a letter from the school district, stating they had probable cause to suspend her following an investigation and recommended to the superintendent she should be fired.

However, Tuesday’s school board meeting was cancelled last minute so attorneys could discuss the case further.

No date has been set for a rescheduled meeting.

Nicola remains suspended without pay.

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