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PORTLAND -- A state board will investigate whether a Beaverton teacher was on his own time or using state resources while he organized liberals to crash Oregon tea parties.

OnThursday, Jason Levin was put on paid leave by the Beaverton School District.

Levin has gotten national attention for a Crash the Tea Party Web site that called for opponents to infiltrate the events and behave outlandishly. That raised suspicion he was doing political work during schools hours.

Beaverton School District spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler confirmed Levin was placed on paid administrative leave as of Thursday while they conduct an internal investigation into his actions during work time.



When asked for what reasons, she said we all know what it is.

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission opened an investigation Wednesday.

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