Teague Jr. High Teacher Suspended After Arrest

A 38-year old math teacher at Teague Junior High School, Dawn Sheree McCoy, was arrested on her lunch break March 7th for possession of drugs and has been suspended without pay by the Teague ISD until the investigation is completed by the Freestone County Sheriff?s Department.

McCoy was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, under one gram, a felony, and possession of a controlled substance under 28 grams, a Class A misdemeanor after being pulled over on a traffic stop by Freestone County Deputy Robert Willis. Records indicate McCoy gave Willis permission to search her vehicle, leading to the discovery of the drugs.

TISD Superintendent Ned Burns reports that as an employee of the school district, McCoy has the right to appeal her suspension. He added that by changing a few schedules, a certified math teacher has taken over all of McCoy?s 6th grade math classes. McCoy began employment with the TISD at the beginning of this school year.

Accompanying Deputy Willis on the arrest were Deputies Clayton Aldrich and Jeremy Shipley; along with Precinct 3 Constable Diana Willis.

McCoy was released from jail the same day after posting bonds of $20,000 and $5,000.

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