Students expelled in teacher/drug case

HARRISON, Mich. - The Harrison school board has permanently expelled a student allegedly involved in a case of putting a prescription drug into a teacher's beverage, according to The Clare County Review. The board earlier expelled another student in the same case for 180 days, The Review reported.

Superintendent Tom House told The Review that the student was expelled for possessing the prescription drug used in the incident, planning to put it in the teacher's drink and putting it into the drink. The drug was not identified in the article.

Addressing the board at the meeting, the teacher's husband requested a permanent expulsion, The Review reported.

"The real tragedy, I think, is we've taken a very dedicated teacher out of the classroom," he told the board, according to the Review. He also said he and his wife are considering legal action, the report said.

The Clare County Review, "Harrison BOE expels second Middle School student for drugging teacher," March 12, 2009

Michigan Education Report, "Lack of Support Makes Teachers Quit," Aug. 15, 1999