Teacher's Attorney Challenges Drug Charge

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - The Murray Middle School PE teacher fired for trying to buy marijuana will get her job back, but not for two years.

A Kentucky Department of Education tribunal ruled Ann Greenfield
must undergo drug treatment, and if she successfully passes four
random drug screenings during the suspension period, she can return
to the classroom in fall of 2009.

The case received national media attention because Greenfield accidentally text messaged a Kentucky State Trooper instead of her drug dealer.

State police said she sent a text message to Trooper Trevor Pervine in an attempt to set up a marijuana buy.

Pervine met Greenfield near a day care center and arrested her.

Inside Greenfield's car, police said they found a smoking pipe and a small amount of marijuana.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Confused Location: Murray on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:35 PM
    She sent a message, whats the crime in that. She wasnt busted in some big sting. She sent a message. Whats the crime in that. Give her job back to her.
  • by Joshua Location: Murray on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    As long as the stuff stays at home and not at school whats the deal. If you had to deal with all those prepubesent kids you would smoke pot too.. Someone has to teach our kids. Cause the parents arent.
  • by LA Location: KY on Jun 2, 2007 at 04:30 PM
    let me see u get fired but have your job back in two years hum.. she must know somebody in the higher up i know alot of people that would liked to have that deal
  • by Nancy Location: Kentucky on Jun 2, 2007 at 03:18 PM
    This is very upsetting to me. Wonder what their drug policy is? I bet if it had been a student they would have been expelled. Then we wonder what we are going to do to keep our kids "drug fre". Apparently the Department of Education doesn't even have a drug policy --If they did there wouldn't be teachers on drugs going into classrooms across Kentucky each day.
  • by Dave Location: Kentucky on Jun 2, 2007 at 01:29 PM
    what is going on?? We as a society have lowered our standards and thrown accoutability out the window! This is just what we need to have back in the educational system teaching our children!
  • by J Doe Location: Kentucky on Jun 1, 2007 at 02:18 PM
    Let me get this straight...this person was found to have drugs...gets fired...but will get their job back? Not the kind of person that needs to be teaching in my opinion. Is it me or are our teachers getting worse and worse. How many have been in the news lately for having sexual relations with students (and the female teachers tend to get away without any jail time at all) and now this? I think we need a MAJOR change in the education system.
  • by Becca on Jun 1, 2007 at 01:58 PM
    Sorry, but I don't think she should get her job back as a teacher! Why does it seem that fewer and fewer people are held accountable anymore?!?!


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