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Indiana teacher arrested after students record her snorting powder substance: VIDEO

November 24, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Indiana teacher arrested after students record her snorting powder substance: VIDEO

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An Indiana school teacher was taken into custody for drug possession after her high school students videotaped her sniffing a powdery substance in her classroom.

Students at Lake Central High School in Indiana were outside the classroom where Samantha Cox, who works as an English teacher, grabbed drugs and went to the corner of the room.

They informed school administrators about what they witnessed before officers arrived and arrested the 24-year-old woman out of the school in handcuffs on Wednesday.

Authorities said that the powder is believed to be a mixture of cocaine and heroin, WBBM reported.

The teacher is now facing charges of drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges, and St. John Police Chief James Kveton praised the students who shed light on her habit.

“Their actions showed fortitude and integrity and enabled staff to address the situation,” he announced in a statement.

One pupil, John Rogers, told WBBM that Cox “tried to hide” while snorting the substance.

“She wasn’t at her desk where we could see her. She was in the corner where she thought we couldn’t see her.”

Drug paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor. However, the drug possession charge is a felony punishable by up to two and a half years behind bars.

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