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Kindergarten teacher, 46, is arrested at recess ‘after cocaine is found in her desk at school’

Kindergarten teacher, 46, is arrested at recess ‘after cocaine is found in her desk at school’

  • Cybil Billie, from Virginia, was charged with felony drug possession 
  • Billie was arrested at Lakeview Elementary School in Colonial Heights after school resource officer allegedly found cocaine in her desk 
  • Billie has been a teacher in the school district for seven years  

Virginia kindergarten teacher Cybil Billie, 46, has been arrested and charged with felony drug possession 

A Virginia kindergarten teacher has been arrested on drug possession charges after police say they found cocaine in her desk at school.

Cybil Billie, 46, was taken into custody at Lakeview Elementary School in Colonial Heights on Wednesday while her students were at recess.

Billie was booked into the local jail on a felony charge of cocaine possession and was released the following day after posting $1,000 bail.

According to the Colonial Heights Police Department, an administrator contacted the school resource officer on Wednesday about a possible drug offense involving Billie, reported WRIC.

The school resource officer investigated the complaint and discovered what was believed to be cocaine stashed inside Billie’s desk.

School Division Superintendent William Sroufe said Billie was ‘tactfully’ arrested while students were at recess. 

Billie was arrested during recess at Lakeview Elementary School in Colonial Heights after cocaine was found in her desk

Billie was arrested during recess at Lakeview Elementary School in Colonial Heights after cocaine was found in her desk 

She has taught at Colonial Heights Public Schools for seven years. As of Friday afternoon, her name was still listed in the staff directory on Lakeview Elementary School’s website. 

‘The safety of our students is a top priority and we will continue to follow School Board policies and procedures throughout this process,’ Sroufe said in a letter sent to parents after Billie’s arrest. ‘Families with any concerns or who may need additional support during this time may contact Lakeview Elementary School.’

Several parents have said that Billie was well-regarded and beloved by her students.  

‘She was an excellent teacher,’ Mark Klingman told WWBT. ‘My daughter always enjoyed being in her class.’

Billie has been a teacher in the school district for seven years

Several parents have described her as a well-regarded educator

Billie has been a teacher in the school district for seven years. Several parents have described her as a well-regarded educator 

Kelli Gagnon similarly described Billie as a ‘great’ teacher and said that her daughter enjoyed being in her class. 

Gagnon said that upon learning of Billie’s arrest, she had a conversation with her daughter and explained that adults sometimes make mistakes and must face the consequences. 

Billie is scheduled to appear in court on June 2.     

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