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In New Jersey, a teacher loses a job, has been accused of snorting morphine in front of the students

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A New Jersey elementary school teacher has lost his job for allegedly snorting morphine in front of his students, according to a Tuesday report.

Michael Palladino, 43, was charged in December with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and official misconduct, according to a complaint filed by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office.

Michael Palladino, who was a teacher at Eagleswood Elementary school, lost his job for allegedly taking drugs in front of his students.
(Eagleswood Township School District

Palladino was an elementary school teacher in the Eagleswood Elementary education in the Eagleswood Township, N. J.

The plaintiffs claim Palladino used a ballpoint pen to snort morphine at the classroom desk in front of his students, and is a member of the faculty of science. The pen, which was found with a drug residue is kept remained in a desk drawer, prosecutors say.

Eagleswood Township Elementary has students from pre-kindergarten through the sixth grade. Palladino is held for certificates of fitness for teaching grades K-8, with advanced standing, the Patch reported.

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Palladino has agreed to waive any of the certificates, the state board of Examiners has agreed to accept, during a Sept. 19 the shareholders ‘ meeting.

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Palladino was never arrested on the charges, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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