Police: Fleming Co. teacher gave drugs, alcohol to students

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Fleming County High School teacher is in jail, accused of giving drugs and alcohol to two students. State Police began the investigation in February. They say one of the students told them Minnie McCord gave him and another teen alcohol and marijuana. In exchange, police say, the teens would do work for McCord on her property.

"Apparently, it was just some odd jobs around the residence and that's where the illegal activity happened," says Trooper Joe Veeneman.

One of McCord's neighbors told WKYT he had seen some teens at her house recently, delivering wood. He said the charges took him by surprise.

"I do know one of the students involved was one of her students," Veeneman says. "As for the other one, I'm not sure."

McCord is charged with trafficking marijuana and unlawful transaction with a minor. She was released from the Mason County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon. WKYT called to request an interview with McCord while she was in jail, but the jailer said she wasn't talking to anyone.

The Fleming County Schools Superintendent says the district is conducting its own investigation. He said the school may take its own disciplinary actions.

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