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Virginia elementary school teacher arrested, accused of drinking in classroom

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 17:59:23-04

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – A elementary school teacher in northern Virginia has been arrested after being accused of drinking inside her classroom.

Teresa D. Folsom, 41, has been charged with drinking/possessing alcohol on public school grounds, after deputies say she brought alcohol to her classroom at Newton-Lee-Elementary School in Ashburn.

Teresa D. Folsom (PHOTO: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies responded to the school on May 24 for a medical emergency involving a teacher,” according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators later found alcohol in her classroom.

Folsom has been placed on administrative leave, according to a Loudoun County Public Schools spokesperson.

She was a fourth-grade teacher at the school, according to the school’s website.

Folsom was taken into custody on June 1 and released on bond.

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