Teacher, staff member suspended pending drug investigation

Teacher, staff member suspended pending drug investigation
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

MUNFORD, TN (WMC) - A teacher and a staff member at Munford High School are both suspended without pay in connection to a suspected drug possession investigation.

MHS officials tell WMC Action News 5 that the case has been handed over to local authorities.

Tipton County District Attorney Mike Dunavant confirms the investigation centers around two high school employees thought to have had possession of an illegal substance. The substance in question has not yet been identified.

Dunavant says the school has been 100 percent cooperative in the investigation.

Dr. Courtney Fee, Principal at Munford High School issued the following statement:

"This is an unfortunate situation. Any issue of this matter will be handled as swiftly and efficiently as possible so that our focus can remain on our students."

Dr. Fee wanted to stress that the employees are suspended without pay until the investigation is complete. She wanted to make sure that parents know the school is being proactive.

The employees names have not been released.

As Mary Spinner picked up her sophomore granddaughter at Munford High School on Wednesday, she was shocked to hear about the investigation.

"It makes me sick to my stomach," Spinner said. "To think that adults would do that. I hope it's not true."

Other parents said school employees need to be setting a better example.

"I'm going through recovery right now," Mike Smith said. "So hearing that they could be poisoning young kids, it's not a life that they need to live."

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