A middle school teacher faces charges from alleged drug overdose in classroom : NPR

A New Jersey teacher was arrested after he allegedly overdosed on fentanyl before his middle school class, according to the police.

Frank Thompson, 57, is being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering a child.

On November 29, 2022, the Westfield, NJ police department received a report from the resource officer at Roosevelt Middle School that Thompson, an art teacher, had passed out in a second-floor classroom.

“Thompson was discovered and observed by students in distress and is being actively treated by the school nurse,” police said in a statement Friday.

The responders gave Thompson an injection of naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of an overdose.

Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro said: “The Westfield Police Department continues to prioritize its ongoing partnership with the Westfield Public Schools System to ensure it has the necessary safety and security resources in place. daily”.


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