Fired teacher charged with student sexual misconduct

A fired Toppenish High School teacher was issued an arrest warrant after being accused of sexual misconduct with a student.

TOPPENISH, Wash. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a fired Toppenish High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student and offering alcohol to two students.

Bertha Cerna, 40, was charged in Yakima County Superior Court last week with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of furnishing liquor to minors, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported.

The charges follow a former student telling authorities that Bertha Cerna had sex with him while he was a minor.

Cerna and her

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