Two teachers of Taylor elementary School were charged with possession of marijuana and accused of smoking drugs in the school.
Two Virginia elementary school physical education, the teachers smoked marijuana and hashish at an office almost every day before the classes began, with air freshener to mask the smell before the students walked in, police said.
Taylor Primary school physical education teachers Luke Lloyd, 25, and Michael Diaddigo, 28, were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, and suspended from the school after the accusations, FOX5 DC reported. A third teacher, who has not yet been identified, has been placed on administrative leave.
Two teachers were accused of smoking marijuana before school started in their office.
The police got an anonymous tip that the three teachers were smoking marijuana in their office, NBC Washington reported.
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On Friday, Arlington Police got two search warrants, one for the school and the other for a car. The Drug sniffing dogs, they reportedly found the drugs in Diaddigo the office and in the office of the unknown teacher, The Washington Post reported.
The police told NBC Washington that Diaddigo it provided for other teachers at the school with marijuana, and exchanged it on school property.
The Arlington Police Department obtained a search warrant after a tip.
Diaddigo and Lloyd were released on a summons and scheduled to appear for arraignments Wednesday.
Harold Pellegreen, the principal at Taylor Elementary, sent a letter to the parents addressing the arrests.
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“As educators, we are obviously shocked and dismayed by this news, and our first concern is for our students,” Pellegreen wrote. “This is a daunting situation for Taylor. Rest assured that we will continue to work together to ensure that Taylor’s students, families and staff are supported during this transition.”