She may be getting a long timeout.
A kindergarten teacher in Virginia has been arrested while her students were at recess after a substance suspected to be cocaine was found in her desk, authorities said.
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, news station WWBT reported.
The officer spoke with Billie and found what appeared to be cocaine in her classroom desk, news station WRIC 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.
“We are continuing to cooperate with the Colonial Heights Police Department during their investigation.
Billie was booked on felony possession of cocaine, the outlets reported. She is being held without bond until her next court date 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.”