In other state board of education action: Four Oklahoma teachers lose certification for sex crimes

The state Board of Education revoked teaching certification for four Oklahoma teachers involved in student sex scandals.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Staff Writer Published: October 26, 2012


4 teachers lose certification

The state Board of Education voted to revoke the teaching certificates of four teachers who are serving time in prison for sex crimes.

Michael Gene Hestand, 46

He was a softball coach at Western

Heights High School until he was fired

in December 2009, when photos of

naked men were found on his work

computer. Hestand admitted to

setting up secret cameras to

photograph his players in the locker

room and other areas. He had more

than 100 pornographic images of

minors on his home computer. He

also had photos of students and

cheerleaders. He said he is addicted to pornography and apologized. He was sentenced in August to 17 years in prison and 15 years of probation. He is serving his sentence at Cimarron Correctional Facility in


Michelle Diane McCutchan, 40

She was a middle school teacher in

Checotah. McCutchan was charged

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