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Georgia Teacher, Cheerleading Coach Arrested For Bringing Heroin Into High School She Worked At

A Georgia teacher and cheerleading coach was arrested last week after bringing heroin into the high school she worked at, police said

Raquel Eleana Spencer, 29, was acting bizarrely at Northwest Whitfield High School and that’s when administrators discovered she was carrying heroin, according to the Dalton Daily Citizen.

Students and staff noticed Spencer acting erratically before telling school officials, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The teacher reportedly gave school officials consent to a search where the drug was found on her.

"Since the safety of our students and staff is a top priority in our schools, the [school resource officer] asked the teacher if she would consent to a search. The teacher consented to the search. The officer found an illegal substance which led to her arrest,” Whitfield County Schools spokesman Eric Beavers told the Dalton Daily Citizen.

Spencer was charged with heroin possession and was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was also believed to have been under the influence of narcotics when she was arrested, Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said.