West Virginia high school teacher arrested on drug charge, deputies say

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High School Teacher Arrested After Reportedly Soliciting Drugs from Student

- A high school teacher in West Virginia is accused of soliciting drugs from a student, WVNS reported.

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Susan Surber, 53, of White Sulphur Springs, was arrested Monday and charged with illegal distribution of controlled substances, WVVA reported.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan confirmed that Surber is a teacher at Greenbrier East High School. 

Deputies said Surber traded illegal prescription pills for marijuana and had "solicited the assistance of a student for the marijuana," WVSN reported. There is no indication that the swap took place on school grounds, the television station reported.

Surber was released on bond, WVSN reported. 

In a statement, Greenbrier County School Superintendent Jeff Bryant said the district is cooperating with authorities.

“All employees are expected to exhibit professional behavior,” Bryant said. “All employees are expected to maintain a safe and healthy environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate responsible citizenship by maintaining a high standard of conduct, self-control, and moral/ethical behavior.

“Anything less is not and will not be acceptable.” 

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West Virginia high school teacher arrested on drug charge, deputies say

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Susan Surber was arrested by deputies on Jan. 7.

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