Thursday, May 16, 2013
A Newton High School teacher arrested inside the school Wednesday and police say she had meth in her possession .
She's now out on bond and the school is beefing up security just in case she tries coming back on campus.
Police say Eden Bloom, a special education teacher at Newton High School, was asked to leave the campus Wenesday. When she refused police officers were called out to remove her.
"Well she didn't want to leave, so our officer had to physically subdue the subject,” Lt. Craig Dunlavy said.
The school district's superintendent wouldn't say why Bloom was asked to leave. As police were arresting her they found methampheatmine in her possession.
Bloom's arrest was something of a shock for students.
"I expect it in Wichita in places like that but not in Newton,”
"Little town that you wouldn't think anything like this would happen,”
“Teachers, you're supposed to look up to them and they're doing drugs. What are you supposed to think,” newton High School Student Jacob Seifert said.
Bloom was booked into the Harvey County Jail on charges of drug possesion and trespassing. She was released on bond so the superintendent says they increased security and are keeping all the school's doors locked.
"We were just concerned that the person might try to enter the property again, so we were just trying to secure our building and make sure that person did not have access without our permission,” USD 373 superintendent Dr. Deborah Hamm said.