Math teacher charged after random drug search at Gardiner Area High School

Posted Sept. 21, 2012, at 6:54 a.m.

GARDINER, Maine — A random search for drugs at a Maine high school has resulted in charges against a math teacher.

Gardiner Police Chief James Toman says the random search of Gardiner Area High School on Sept. 13 was conducted by officers from his department, and dogs and officers from the Maine State Police. He says during the search of a parking lot, the dogs sniffed drugs in three vehicles.

Police charged 44-year-old Tyson Greifzu of Fayette with sale and use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of drugs. Toman did not specify what those drugs were. Two 16-year-old boys were also charged.

Superintendent Patricia Hopkins told the Kennebec Journal a staff member has been placed on paid administrative leave

Greifzu has been summoned to appear in Augusta District Court on Nov. 7.

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