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Gov. Walker says staffer's concerns didn't prompt letter to Evers


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) says his deputy press secretary did not ask him to get involved in the Andrew Harris controversy.

Walker sent a letter to State Superintendent Tony Evers Tuesday urging him to revoke Harris's teaching license.

The Middleton teacher, fired for watching porn at school, was recently reinstated after arbitration and court rulings.

Walker staffer Julie Lund has a child in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District and had written a number of Facebook posts critical of that decision recently, including one that blamed Evers for not acting.
"Julie didn't ask me to do that.  She just mentioned her frustration as a parent," said Gov. Walker.  "As you can imagine I've actually heard, including a number of former staffers who have kids in that school district, I've heard from plenty of others in the last few days who said, 'You're damn right.  That's exactly what you should do.'"

Lund mentioned in a separate Facebook post that she had concerns Harris may end up teaching her daughter next year. 

Evers hasn't commented on the Governor's letter, citing an ongoing investigation.

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