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Teacher Busted for Allegedly Doing Cocaine in Classroom

Student says he caught her on video
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2017 11:57 AM CST

(Newser) – “When I actually watched the footage again and again and I just realized that my English teacher just did cocaine,” an Indiana high school student tells WGN. The junior took a video of his teacher, 24-year-old Samantha Cox, through the window of her locked classroom door at Lake Central High School in St. John on Wednesday morning; an hour later, school administrators called the police. The student who filmed the incident says the video showed Cox "hiding with ... what appears to be cocaine, putting it into lines."

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The video was quickly passed around on social media by students, who also alerted the administration, WLS reports. “You’re told as a child to listen to them, respect them," one student says. "But it’s kinda hard to respect somebody who does cocaine in a classroom." Cox was arrested at the school and faces charges of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. (Read more cocaine stories.)

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