Saturday, September 13, 2008

Teacher Accused of Giving Students Cocaine

Contributor: Kanika Ware Last Update: 8/27 8:42 am

A former teacher is behind bars for allegedly distributing cocaine to students from Thomas S. Wooton High School.

Montgomery County police sat 44-year-old Theresa Cunningham Duarte gave cocaine to students more than once from her Rockville home. She was charged Monday with two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of contributing to conditions of a child.

Police say Duarte was a substitute teacher at Einstein High School in Kensington for the 2003-04 school year. She became a full-time teacher at Wooton High School in Rockville in July 2004.

She resigned from that post at the end of last school year, for unknown reasons.

Authorities say there may be other students who received illegal drugs from Duarte.

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