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Third Grade Teacher Caught Bringing Methamphetamine To School To Get High Before Teaching Class

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 01 October 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Crystal Meth

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According to the Wise County Sheriff’s Department, Vicki Bruce, a 46 year old teacher has been placed on administrative leave amidst the allegations that she was not only in possession of drugs, but was in fact consuming them at school.

Fellow teachers say that the 3rd grade teacher, at Reno Elementary in Texas, had previously participated in anti-drug public service announcements.

Such circumstances leads one to wonder what exactly went wrong to lead Bruce, who has been teaching in the Springtown district schools for 10 years, to bring drugs to her workplace, which happens to be a school, and consume them in order to perform her job.

Officers say that Bruce informed them that it has been her practice for the past 7 years, “on and off”, to bring crystal meth to school to get high in order to teach.

Reminds me of the old adage, or maxim, “….do what I say, not what I do”. That might actually work, but not for impressionable and developing minds, who soak up everything that we do as adults.

When police initially questioned Bruce, not only did she have crystal methamphetamine in her purse, inside her classroom, apparently she also had more crystal methamphetamine in her vehicle, on the school grounds.

A fellow male teacher informed that the Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”) award-winning teacher, who as mentioned above, gave “stay clean” speeches to students.

In fact, Bruce informed students that they would get caught if they did drugs. Apparently Bruce should have taken her own advice after all if she did she would not be in this situation.

An arrest warrant was issued for Bruce. Subsequently, Bruce turned herself in to authorities at the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.

For Bruce, this is a very serious matter as she was in possession of a controlled substance in a “drug free zone”, which adds to the penalty if she is in fact convicted.

Although Bruce has been released on bail she is not welcome to return to the Springtown school district at the moment, as the district has place Bruce on administrative leave.

Bruce and school board officials are cooperating with investigators and authorities.

No word yet on whether Bruce has been charged. I am sure charges are inevitable. Stay tuned for up to the minute details.

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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