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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - A high school teacher in West Virginia is accused of soliciting drugs from a student, WVNS reported.
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.”