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How a Florida man kept teaching after his educator certificate was revoked

Kenneth Griffin’s teaching certificate was revoked after he was accused of sending sexual messages to a student. He went on to get at least six more jobs.

Jenna Bourne (WTSP)

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Published: 4:32 PM EDT July 27, 2022
Updated: 4:32 PM EDT July 27, 2022

When the state revokes a teacher’s license, you might think that means that person can’t teach anymore.  

But that’s not always true. 

Kenneth Jermaine Griffin’s Florida educator certificate was permanently revoked after he was accused of sending sexual messages to a student in Hillsborough County. 

10 Investigates confirmed Griffin went on to get at least six more jobs in education, including two teaching jobs. 

On Wednesday, more than a decade after his educator certificate was revoked, he agreed to a plea deal on federal child porn and animal crush video charges. 

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Kenneth Griffin

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