A northwest IN teacher is behind bars and facing drug charges after students say they caught her doing cocaine IN the classroom, and recorded the alleged act on video.
Authorities were called about 11:30 a.m.by Lake Central School Corporation administrators about a teacher suspected of using an "illegal narcotic" on school property, police said.
The teacher then turned around, with her back to the door, to lean over the book - leaving Rogers momentarily confused about what he had just witnessed.
She now faces felony drug possession and misdemeanour paraphernalia charges.
Samantha Cox (seen above in her mugshot) was arrested after students showed the video to the principal.
Cox allegedly took the drugs between lessons CBS Chicago
"When I actually watched the footage again and again and I just realized that my English teacher just did cocaine", Rogers told the station.
The video quickly circulated among the approximately 3,400 students at the school, according to WGN.
She was released from Lake County Jail on Wednesday after posting US$1000 bond. School administrators confirmed that police had taken action against a teacher but declined to provide further detail. "Their actions showed a tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity".
The St. John Police Department brought in a drug-sniffing dog from the Dyer Police Department to aid in the investigation, the Dyer Police Department said.
"Earlier today, Lake Central administration was made aware of a situation regarding a teacher at Lake Central HS", Lake Central Superintendent Larry Veracco said via email, echoing an automated voicemail sent to parents.