According to authorities, a Colonial Heights elementary school teacher was arrested at school after cocaine was discovered in her desk.
On April 21, a school administrator informed a Colonial Heights School Resource Officer at Lakeview Elementary about a potential drug crime, according to officials.
The SRO then contacted Cybil Billie, a kindergarten teacher at the school.
“During the course of the investigation, the SRO located contraband that is believed to be cocaine, inside of the teacher’s desk,” police said.
Billie was ‘tactfully’ detained when children were at recess, according to Superintendent William Sroufe.
Billie, a 46-year-old Chesterfield woman, was arrested and charged with cocaine possession.
She has seven years of experience as a teacher at Colonial Heights Public Schools. Her name was still identified in the staff directory on Lakeview Elementary School’s website as of Friday afternoon.
The school division notified parents about the arrest in a letter that read in part:
“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. Families of students in Ms. Billie’s class will receive additional communication from Dr. Patrick Neuman, regarding the assignment of a new teacher in the near future.”