NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A substitute teacher was fired from North Attleboro High School on Monday after students told the school he was smoking marijuana in class.
According to students, the unnamed teacher had been leading conversations in a classroom about marijuana. He then began smoking the drug in front of students in the same classroom.
The students reported the teacher, who was promptly fired by school officials.
"We are proud of our students and grateful to them for the level of maturity and courage they showed during this unfortunate and unprecedented experience," said Principal Peter Haviland in a letter sent to parents Tuesday.
In the letter, Haviland also said that the teacher was not only fired from the high school, but he "will not gain employment in any role within the North Attleborough Public Schools, and will not be allowed on our campus for any event or reason."
It is unclear yet if the teacher will face criminal charges.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports