Richard Ray

Indiana Teacher Arrested For Having Drugs at School: Police

A 24-year-old Indiana teacher was arrested Wednesday after students at the school where she teaches tipped off the principal, police said.

Samantha Cox, of Northwest Indiana and a teacher at Lake Central High School, is being held at Lake County Jail pending charges of possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A student at the school shared video of a woman in a classroom shuffling in a corner that was reportedly then shown to school officials.

The father of the student confirmed to NBC 5 his son was the one who shot the video.

St. John police were notified of a teacher suspected of possessing an illegal narcotic on school property about 11:30 a.m., authorities said.

School officials and police praised the student witnesses for bringing the information to the principal of the school.

“Their actions showed a tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity and enabled staff to address this situation promptly,” police said in a statement.

No other information was immediately available.

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