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A Florida middle school teacher convicted of selling drugs to students, court records say

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As a Florida and a former high school teacher was convicted Thursday of selling illegal drugs to two of her students, according to court records.

A Hendry County jury found Maria Rivera, 37, found guilty of numerous charges, including drug possession, selling within 1000 feet of a school, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Miami Herald reported.

Maria Rivera was found guilty of selling drugs to students.
(Hendry County Sheriff’s Office)

It used to be a teacher at Clewiston Middle, Rivera faces up to 35 years in prison when she is sentenced by the court. The sentencing is scheduled for release in October. 16.

A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office investigation that began in December of 2017, found that the Family sold the marijuana to two girls, between the ages of 12 and 14.

The family took the girls off-campus, and taught them how to prepare for and take the drugs, the researchers said. The girls had not previously used prescription drugs.

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The study also found that the Family took money from a student and promises to deliver drugs to the next day. She was arrested in Dec. 8, after the authorities intercepted her car when she was driving home from school with the student.

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The teacher is the same, as the award of a $101,000 bond in March 2018, according to the Herald.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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