Samantha Cox (pictured above) was recently arrested after students recorded her snorting drugs in the corner of a classroom. The Indiana teacher was shown standing in an empty room with lines of white powder on her phone. After students recorded her and showed the footage to other teachers she was promptly arrested. Later tests revealed that the drugs were a mixture of cocaine and heroin.
“She wasn’t at her desk where we could see her. She was all the way in the corner where she thought we can’t see her,” one student told reporters.
It’s amazing to think that anyone would be stupid enough to do this. We aren’t condoning drug use in schools, but we like to think that if we were going to snort heroin in a school we’d find somewhere a bit better than an unlocked classroom with a giant window in one of its walls. We’d also like to point out that doing anything illegal in a building filled with teenagers and mobile phones and expecting to not get filmed is also pretty stupid. Teenagers love phones, and they love filming stuff, and there’s no way they wouldn’t record you doing drugs if they caught you.
“Their actions showed a tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity and enabled staff to address the situation properly,” said the local police chief. We’re not so sure this was brave, if we have to be honest. If our teachers had done this we would have filmed them in a split second and laughed our way to the headteacher. Worse yet, we would have probably blackmailed them too.