Oregon teacher accused of having sex with students

Oregon teacher accused of having sex with students

HEPPNER, Ore. (AP) - The Morrow County sheriff's office arrested a female teacher accused of having sex with two boys, 15 and 17.

The sheriff's office says 30-year-old Wendy Cannin was taken into custody Monday and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on charges of sexual misconduct and rape.

Cannin taught math, business and a yearbook class at Heppner Junior/Senior High School. She also coached junior high track.

The sheriff's office says the incidents began before the end of the last school year and continued through the middle of July. Morrow County District Attorney Elizabeth Ballard says she plans to present the case to a grand jury this week.

Superintendent Mark Burrows says Cannin has been a "super" teacher. The district placed Cannin on administrative leave last week following accusations of inappropriate contact with minors.