- A northwest IN high school teacher was arrested Wednesday after video posted to social media reportedly showed her taking drugs.
On Tuesday morning a group of students were waiting to enter Samantha Cox's English class at Lake Central High School, Indiana, when they noticed her fussing over what looked to be a white substance on a book.
Footage captured by a student shows Cox chopping up lines of what police say was potentially a blend of cocaine and heroin, based on preliminary information.
One of the students then took out their smartphone and began filming the 24-year-old teacher through the classroom door's window as she performed her actions. Dyer Police Chief David Hein said in a statement that the Dyer Police Department K-9 narcotics unit was requested to assist St. John police officers with the investigation.
Police arrested Cox and escorted her out of Lake Central High on Wednesday.
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St. John police praised the students who told the principal about their suspicions.
Police arrived at the school and arrested MS Cox on charges of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Police in St. John responded to a call late Wednesday morning about the situation.
School officials sent a robocall from the superintendent to parents and said there had been a situation with a teacher, and that "swift and forceful action" had been taken. "The safety of all students remains the top priority of our school staff and a full investigation is ongoing".