A high school teacher was arrested for drug possession after students recorded her snorting cocaine in her classroom. Pupils at Lake Central High School in Indiana stood outside room where Samantha Cox, an English teacher, took herself and what appeared to be drugs into corner. They said school officials what they saw before police arrived and marched 24 years old Cox out of school in handcuffs Wednesday afternoon. Police told that the powder is believed to be a mixture of cocaine and heroin. Cox now faces drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges, leading St John Police Chief James Kveton to praise students who brought her alleged habit to light. “Their actions showed a tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity and enabled staff to address the situation properly” he told in a statement. One student, John Rogers, said that Cox “tried to hide herself” while snorting the substance. “She wasn’t at her desk where we could see her. She was all the way in the corner where she thought we can’t see her.”
Drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, though drug possession charge is a felony punishable by up to 2 and a half years in prison.