State bars former NHS coaches from teaching

Former Navarre High School head football coach Joshua Chad Lashley and former coach Kevin Michael “Mickey” O’Quinn had their state education certificates revoked and are permanently barred from ever reapplying.

The Education Practices Commission of the State of Florida made the decision to revoke Lashley’s certificate on July 22 after Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart filed an administrative complaint seeking suspension, revocation, permanent revocation or other disciplinary action against the certificate. O’Quinn’s certificate was permanently revoked on Oct. 25, 2013.

The complaints stem from allegations made by female students that Lashley and O’Quinn were involved in obscene communication and used a computer to solicit, seduce or lure a child. However, First Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office did not pursue criminal charges, citing insufficient evidence.

“The commission finds these materials clearly and convincingly support the allegation,” stated the commission’s final order regarding Lashley’s certificate. “The violations committed by respondent warrant disciplinary action by the Education Practices Commission.”

Read more in the Nov. 13 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

To read the complaint against Lashley, click here

To read the complaint against O’Quinn, click here

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