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3rd-grade teacher in Wichita arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine

July 13, 2017

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WICHITA — Authorities say a third-grade Wichita teacher has been arrested on suspicion of being a drug dealer after a two-month investigation.

The Wichita Eagle reports that records show the 48-year-old teacher was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Tuesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Lin Dehning says she was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of cocaine distribution. She is being held on $57,500 bond.

Wichita School District spokeswoman Susan Arensman says she is a teacher at Enders Open Magnet Elementary School. The school's website lists her as a third-grade teacher there.

Comments

Evan Taylor 3 months, 1 week ago

Does this teacher have a name? It's not like you can use the "we don't name alleged criminals until they've been convicted" excuse since you've already given a ton of other identifying information (i.e. age, sex, employment, and so forth). So, why the omission?

Ron Holzwarth 3 months, 1 week ago

This article originated in 'The Wichita Eagle', and to satisfy your curiosity, this link will not only provide you with her name, but her picture also:

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article161030284.html

Evan Taylor 3 months, 1 week ago

That's great, Ron, but this isn't really about personal curiosity. Rather, it's about pointing the shoddy, inconsistent, and incomplete reporting the LJWorld tries to pass off as journalism.

Bob Smith 3 months, 1 week ago

I expect somebody to start arguing that cocaine is a human right.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 months, 1 week ago

It's your selfish libertarians that would say that. Liberals know cocaine is bad for you. There is no medicinal cocaine. But, hey. How about those opioids? Your drug corporations are cleaning up getting people addicted. Probably have some deals with the drug cartels too. Probably getting a kick back when the druggies can't get a prescriptions anymore and they have to turn to street drugs. But hey, they are making a profit for them and their investors, so it's wonderful, right? Conservatives must really be torn here.

Bob Smith 3 months, 1 week ago

I don't have any selfish libertarians, you are wrong again, Dorothy.

Ron Holzwarth 3 months, 1 week ago

Dorothy - Yes, there is medicinal cocaine which is used to prevent eye pain when examining corneal damage. Also cocaine has a small number of other accepted medical uses such as numbing and decreasing bleeding during nasal surgery. I suppose it's also used for LASIK eye surgery. Every ophthalmologist has it in his office. For a topical anesthetic, cocaine cannot be beat.

An ophthalmologist used it on me in 1978, after severe corneal damage in both eyes. I wore eye bandages for three days after the problem was discovered. Later, I was fine, and was able to wear contact lenses again.

Medicinal cocaine is supplied in little bottles, and administered with what appears to be a simple eye dropper.

Bob Summers 3 months, 1 week ago

Report: Not enough high school grads in Kansas getting career training to meet state's needs

This is a surprise because?

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 months, 1 week ago

When is the last time you stepped foot in a school? And did you read that article? The school where I used to teach was creating the career programs that the state wants, but it takes time and money. The district was always very innovative. But if a school has other needs or bad administration, then it's not going to happen. Try volunteering in schools, so you can see what is really going on. You have to have a background check first though.

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