Teacher found unresponsive in RCSD school now facing drug possession charge

Updated: December 13, 2019 05:28 PM
Created: December 13, 2019 12:36 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A teacher in the Rochester City School District was found unresponsive at a school this week. 

A district official said the teacher was found unresponsive on the Franklin High School campus on Norton Street.


Rochester Police said an investigation led to the teacher being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

Due to the medical nature of the call, police say they are unable to provide more details. 

The name and gender of the teacher have not been disclosed by police or district officials. 

Superintendent Terry Dade was asked about the incident. He would not say if any students were around when the teacher was found, and would not give any additional comment because he says it's an ongoing investigation.

He did stress safety and transparency as a priority.

"Please don't spin into a frenzy," Dade said. "Our principals and our safety officers would let us know if any students were in danger in the likes, so, I trust our RPD to do what's right by notifying our community and those directly involved to make sure that we're maintaining a safe and supportive environment."

News10NBC will provide more information as it becomes available. We have filed a freedom of information request to obtain the teacher's name.

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