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Walker says aide didn't ask him to send letter about Middleton teacher
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Gov. Scott Walker says one of his aides did not ask him to send a letter to the state superintendent asking that a teacher who viewed pornography on his work computer have his license revoked.

The aide, deputy press secretary Julie Lund, posted a message on her personal Facebook account on Tuesday expressing displeasure with the teacher being allowed back in the classroom at a school her daughter would attend next year.

The same day as the post, Walker sent a letter asking that action be taken swiftly to revoke the teaching license for Andrew Harris, who works at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.

Walker said Wednesday he empathized with Lund's feelings, but said she didn't ask him to send the letter. He says she was just voicing frustration.

A spokesman with the Department of Public Instruction confirmed to News 3 the status of Harris' teaching license has been under review since May 2010. DPI officials are not commenting on the governor's request. Harris' attorney calls the governor's request a cheap shot.

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