Tag Archives: drugs

Chemistry teacher who was involved in lab fire that hurt 4 students fired

October 7, 2014: KDVR Fox 31 reported Daniel Powell has been fired from STRIVE Prep - SMART Academy in Denver, following a laboratory fire that injured 4 students. Fox 31 writes: They say the teacher just didn’t understand how dangerous this type of chemistry demonstration could be. There have been similar accidents at other schools, and the Read more

Prep school drug ring busted; 11 arrested

April 2014: The Mercury News reported the arrest of 11, (2 juveniles and 9 adults) for the elaborate drug ring operation which was attempting to take over the main Line drug trade at several area schools and colleges. The Mercury News wrote: Individuals allegedly involved: The Suppliers Neil K. Scott, 25 years old,...
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Massapequa teacher arrested for heroin possession

June 13, 2014: ABC News reported the arrest of 33 year old, Kerri Creegan, the ninth grade social studies teacher, for possession of heroin.  Creegan was pulled over for a broken tail-light when police discovered she was in possession of heroin. ABC News wrote: According to police, 33-year-old Kerri Creegan of Rockville Centre was driving southbound on...
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Cliffside Park teacher arrested on various drug related charges

March 26, 2014: North Jersey reported the arrest of Cliffside Park teacher, Ryan Fogarty on various controlled substances-related crimes, including prescription pills, heroin, hypodermic needles, and other paraphernalia. North Jersey wrote: The press release indicates: "The investigation started on March 21, when a needle was found in Cliffside Park School 6. An investigation by the Cliffside Park Police...
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Denver kindergarten teacher arrested for DUI after allegedly driving to school while visibly intoxicated

March 21, 2014: UPI reported the arrest of Escalante-Biggs Academy kindergarten teacher, Teresa Berman who appeared under the influence of alcohol when she arrived at school. UPI wrote: A DUI officer was called to Escalante-Biggs Academy to conduct a sobriety check on Teresa Berman because she “appeared visibly intoxicated.” When Berman failed the check, she...
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Third-graders caught smoking pot in Calif. school bathroom: report

March 6, 2014: The Washington Times reported two 8 year olds and a 9 year old at Sonora Elementary School in California, were caught smoking pot in the school's bathroom. The Washington Times wrote: Sonora Elementary Superintendent Leigh Shampain confirmed the incident but would not discuss what consequences the students might face. “Shocked. To be in third...
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School Program Works to Battle Prescription Drug Abuse

March 3, 2014: Yahoo published an article about the effectiveness of Botvin Life Skills Training program (LST).  The program was designed to prevent substance abuse by fostering youth development by teaching personal coping skills, general social skills, and skills for resisting pressures to smoke, drink, use drugs, and other risk behaviors. Yahoo wrote:

The study is...

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New Details In School Official Arrested On Drug Charges

March 3, 2014: WCTV.tv reported Paul Byrd has been charged with trafficking after cocaine and pills were found.  Byrd, an assistant school superintendent for Leon County Schools was found with cocaine and pills in his car. WCTV wrote: Franklin County Sheriff Mike Mock says Byrd was driving a school district white Chevrolet truck Friday night, when he...
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Philly teacher arrested for selling heroin near own prep school

February 26, 2014: The Washington Times reported the arrest of Paul Smith, a 35 year old Northeast Preparatory School history teacher, for allegedly selling heroin from his vehicle just 2 miles down the road from the school. The Washington Times wrote: Narcotics agents were patrolling the area and say they witnessed Paul  Smith, 35, allegedly make a...
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Recent “teacher arrested” Stories, Video and Galleries

2014, Eyewitness News 7, provides a list of recent teachers arrested and their  stories.  Information from  the ABC network pertains to the tri-state area.  Music teachers, gym teachers, high school, middle school, and the like are all included in the list.  There are links to view the complete article and watch the video of the...
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