A Florida elementary school teacher has been arrested after school officials say she “exhibited concerning behavior” in school
According to deputies, on Tuesday afternoon, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies arrested Hiromi Adams, 37, for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Investigators say that School Resource Officer (SRO) Edwin Velasquez, who is assigned to Hammett Bowen Elementary School, was notified by school administrators that a first-grade teacher, Hiromi Adams, was exhibiting concerning behavior.
Adams was sent to the school’s clinic for a wellness check.
Other teachers saw Adams going toward the classroom bathroom before leaving the school, causing concern that Adams was attempting to hide something in the bathroom prior to leaving, according to deputies.
SRO Velasquez and school administrators did a search of the bathroom, which is also used by students.
During the search, SRO Velasquez located a pill bottle that had Adams’ name on it.
The pill bottle contained a red straw, half of a green pill, and a small plastic baggie of green powder. Deputies say a field test of the powder provided a positive result for MDMA (aka “Ecstasy” or “Molly”).
Adams was located off-campus by Deputy Neil Rosaci and placed under arrest.
A search performed revealed she was also in possession of Suboxone. Adams was transported to the Marion County Jail.