Pupils at Lake Central High School in Indiana stood outside the room where Samantha Cox, an English teacher, took herself and what appeared to be drugs into the corner.
The student sleuths told school officials what they saw before police arrived and marched 24-year-old Cox out of the school in handcuffs Wednesday afternoon.
Police said that the powder is believed to be a mixture of cocaine and heroin.
First Samantha Cox, can be seen cutting the substance
Next, Cox is observed hiding in a corner of the classroom, appearing to snort something, allegedly, the mix of coke and heroin
Cox now faces drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges.
St. John Police Chief James Kveton praised the students who exposed her alleged habit: “Their actions showed a tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity and enabled staff to address the situation properly,” he said in a statement.
One student, John Rogers, told WBBM that Cox “tried to hide herself” while snorting the substance.
The drug addicted teacher is escorted by cops out of the school
“She wasn’t at her desk where we could see her. She was all the way in the corner where she thought we can’t see her.”Drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, though the drug possession charge is a felony punishable by up to two and a half years in prison.