Kiara Lee (DCDA)

Pennsylvania Crossing Guard Accused Of Providing Drugs, Vapes To Middle School Students

Kiara Lee (DCDA)
Kiara Lee (DCDA)

A school crossing guard in Pennsylvania has been accused of providing illicit substances and vaping products to middle school students under her care.

Kiara Lee, a 26-year-old employee at Penn Wood Middle School in Darby, Delaware County, has been arrested and charged with a slew of offenses after allegations surfaced that she had been regularly distributing drugs and e-cigarettes to the very children she was entrusted to protect.

According to the reports, Kiara Lee was seen on multiple occasions providing middle school students with electronic cigarettes and marijuana edibles.

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Witness accounts from students indicate that Lee would actively encourage the children to partake in these illicit substances, even going so far as to smoke marijuana with at least one of them.

Kiara Lee (6ABC News)
Kiara Lee (6ABC News)

One student’s guardian confirmed to the police that Lee had been supplying their child with vaping devices and cannabis-infused edibles.

Additionally, authorities uncovered that Lee had been engaging in text message conversations with a student, during which they would swap stories about their experiences with consuming edibles.

Darby Borough Chief Joseph Gabe minced no words in his assessment of the situation, stating, “While marijuana may not seem like a big deal to some folks in the community, I think we can all agree that crossing guards should not be providing narcotics — even if it is ‘just’ marijuana — to our kids.”

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Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer echoed this sentiment, describing Lee’s alleged behavior as “deeply disturbing” and “corrosive to the well-being of the entire community.” He emphasized that school crossing guards hold a “position of sacred trust” and that abusing that trust is unacceptable.

Kiara Lee now faces a slew of serious charges, including two felony counts of drug possession with intent to deliver, two misdemeanor counts of corruption of a minor, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana. The severity of these charges underscores the gravity of the allegations against her.

Despite the $20,000 bail set, Lee was unable to post the required amount and is currently being held in the Delaware County jail. She is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on June 14th, where the details of the case will be further examined.

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