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Florida teacher marijuana sold to middle schoolers, authorities say

Maria Otilla Rivera-Magana, 35, was charged with a number of drug-related offenses, authorities say.

(Hendry County Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida substitute teacher was arrested Friday after allegedly selling marijuana to two students.

According to the authorities, the students who have been admitted to smoking the drug they purchased from Mary Otilla Rivera-Magana, 35, after complaining of feeling sick, FOX 4 reported.

Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies then set up a sting operation to buy marijuana from Rivera-Magana, to the station.

The 35-year-old was charged with two counts of possession of a synthetic drug with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school; two counts of possession of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school; two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school; two counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor; two counts of interference; and two counts of neglect of a child, FOX 4 reported.

“I commend Deputy Pelham and the members of the Narcotics Department. We cannot and will not allow this behavior to continue on our campuses,” Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden told the station.

Rivera-Magana was held on a $90,500 bond at the Hendry County Jail, the station reported.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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