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Denver Police: First Graders discover teachers aide passed out on bathroom floor with syringe stuck in her arm

May 31, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Denver Police: First Graders discover teachers aide passed out on bathroom floor with syringe stuck in her arm

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First graders at a Colorado elementary school discovered a teacher’s aide passed out in a bathroom with a syringe stuck in her arm and a bag of what appeared to be heroin by her side.

According to the arrest report, initially the first-grade school girls thought 27-year-old Cassandra Rein was asleep on Thursday when they found her in the bathroom at the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary School.

Police documents state Rein was 'passed out in the restroom with a syringe hanging out of her arm'
Police documents state Rein was ‘passed out in the restroom with a syringe hanging out of her arm’

The young students went and fetched a member of their teacher who noticed the syringe and other apparent paraphernalia. She then contacted the police who arrived around 11:30 a.m. according to CBS Denver.

One of the seven-year-old students, Lissette, who found Rein, said: “I saw a teacher sleeping on the floor, and we told my teacher and she called 911.”

Rein said she had a roommate who was diabetic but failed to say why she had the syringe.

Police say Rein was passed out in the restroom with a needle hanging out of her arm. “A piece of metal foil, with an empty clear bag containing a small amount of unknown white powder by her side.”

Investigators searched her purse and found several bottles of various pills, several more syringes, and metal caps containing a burnt powder substance residue.”

Paramedics transported her to the hospital and before police arrested her for possessing a controlled substance. The school has since placed Rein on administrative leave.

She appeared in court on Friday, where a judge denied her bond; she remained in custody on Friday night.

DCIS Principal Ginger Conroy stated in a letter to parents: Resulting from this incident. The member of the staff is being investigated for a drug-related offense committed on school property. We are assisting the Denver Police Department and the DPS Office of Safety and Security in this investigation. Please know that the safety and well-being of our students are our priority. The school counselor talked with the students involved in this incident and remained available to counsel other students if they are troubled by this incident.”

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