Former N. Ky teacher sentenced for drug charges

Former N. Ky teacher sentenced for drug charges

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A former northern Kentucky teacher accused of having cocaine delivered to her school was sentenced in a Kenton County courtroom on Monday.

Arin Staples taught seventh grade at Holmes Middle School before being indicted last month on felony charges of prohibited acts related to controlled substances. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years probation.

Staples resigned from Holmes Middle School on Aug. 15.

"The other unstated victim of this crime are the other teachers and school systems," said Judge Gregory Bartlett in the courtroom. "We have a teacher allowing drugs to be delivered to her on school premises, and now that gives fodder to criticize the teaching profession and schools systems. Basically, blood has been splashed on some fine people."

In addition to her jail time, Staples must forfeit her teaching license.

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