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.