Cybil Billie Chesterfield County, Virginia kindergarten teacher at Lakeview Elementary School arrested for cocaine during recess.
Cybil Billie, 46, of Chesterfield County, was taken into custody last week at Lakeview Elementary School after an administrator contacted a school resource officer about possible drugs, WWBT reported.
Division Superintendent William D. Sroufe said the students were at recess when she was taken into the custody and the arrest was handled ‘tactfully.’
‘The safety of our students is a top priority and we will continue to follow School Board policies and procedures throughout this process. Families with any concerns or who may need additional support during this time may contact Lakeview Elementary School,’ he said in a statement.
‘She was a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed having her so much.’
‘We are continuing to cooperate with the Colonial Heights Police Department during their investigation.’
Billie was booked on felony possession of cocaine and released the following day after posting $1,000 bail. Billie is next scheduled to appear in court on June2 .
One of her students’ parents, Kelli Gagnon, said that she had a conversation with her daughter about how ‘sometimes adults make mistakes.’
‘Sometimes adult mistakes are a little bigger. We can’t just go stand in time out… [Bilie] will get the help that she needs,’ Gagnon told WRIC. ‘She was a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed having her so much.’
Not immediately clear is whether the educator was known or understood to have abused narcotics during her employment at school and what treatment she may have sought to avail herself of addiction issues.