A Virginia kindergarten teacher was arrested Wednesday after cocaine was found in her desk, WRIC reports.
According to reports an officer spoke with the teacher and found what appeared to be cocaine in her classroom desk.
Division Superintendent William D. Sroufe said in a statement that Cybil Billie, 46, of Chesterfield County, was taken into custody at Lakeview Elementary School in Colonial Heights on Wednesday while her students were at recess and the arrest was handled “tactfully.”
Concerns were raised when an administrator contacted a school resource officer about possible drugs, news station WWBT reported.
“The safety of our students is a top priority and we will continue to follow School Board policies and procedures throughout this process. Families with any concerns or who may need additional support during this time may contact Lakeview Elementary School,” Sroufe said in a statement.
“We are continuing to cooperate with the Colonial Heights Police Department during their investigation.
Billie was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and is being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail until her next court date June2 .
Kelli Gagnon, a parent of one of Billie’s students said that she had a conversation with her daughter about how “sometimes adults make mistakes,” the New York Post reported.
“Sometimes adult mistakes are a little bigger. We can’t just go stand in time out… [Bilie] will get the help that she needs,” Gagnon told WRIC. “She was a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed having her so much.”