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”.