Northwest Whitfield County High School teacher arrested for heroin possession

Northwest Whitfield County High School teacher arrested for heroin possession

April 25th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This story was updated April 25, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. with more information.

Raquel Eleana Spencer

Raquel Eleana Spencer

Photo by Whitfield County Sheriff's Office

A Northwest Whitfield County High School teacher acted bizarrely Wednesday morning, so much so that a co-worker alerted administrators.

According to a news release from Whitfield County Schools, English teacher Raquel Eleana Spencer's bosses then escorted her to the front office. A school resource officer asked to search her. She said yes. The officer then found some heroin.

In a statement, Communications Specialist Eric Beavers said Superintendent Judy Gilreath will recommend Spencer be fired. She was at the Whitfield County Jail without bond on Wednesday evening, held on a charge of possession of heroin. She will likely appear before a magistrate today, when a judge can set a bond for her.

If Spencer gets out, Beavers said, school officials will put her on administrative leave, keeping her out of the classroom.

A Northwest Whitfield County High School student handbook lists Spencer as an assistant coach for the cheerleading and track and field teams, as well as a sponsor of the Sweetheart Dance.