November 22, 2017-The Lake Central School Corporation confirmed moments ago that “an incident” involving a teacher and the St. John and Dyer Police Departments occurred on school grounds today. St. John Police have not yet issued a statement on the incident and could not be reached for comment. A post on social media suggested that an arrest was made. We spoke with a parent of a teacher at the school who’s child came home and said an English teacher was arrested and the incident involved drugs. Numerous social media posts, including video of the arrest circulated on social media.
UPDATE: The Gazette has confirmed through a source that St. John Police are holding an individual with the name provided by the student referenced above. Until charges are filed,this name cannot be released.
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