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Court issues warrant for cheating teacher

A Seoul court issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a teacher at a private school on charges that he leaked exam questions to his twin daughters, who attend the same school.

Earlier in the day, the Seoul Central District Court held a hearing on whether to issue an arrest warrant for the 53-year-old teacher, whose name was withheld.

He's accused of stealing exam questions and answers for his daughters, who are second-year students at Sookmyung Girls' High School in the affluent Gangnam area of southern Seoul. Prosecutors filed for his writ on Friday on the charge of obstruction of business.

Suseo Police Station, which has been investigating the case, found forensic evidence from the teacher and the girls' mobile phones that back up the allegations. The girls apparently jotted down the answers to some exam questions in their phones days before the test.

Police launched the probe last month after a Seoul education office concluded in its own inquiry that the teacher could have committed wrongdoing.

The inquiry found that the two students wrote the same wrong answers for some of the questions on the exams and that they shot up to the top of the rankings, which was inconsistent with their previous academic record.

Suspicions about the girls and their father were raised by several parents whose children attended the school, who questioned the sharp rise in the girls' grades.

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