Virginia kindergarten teacher arrested at school after cocaine found in desk, police say

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — A Virginia kindergarten teacher was arrested Wednesday at school after police found cocaine in her desk, investigators said.

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Students were at recess when Cybil Billie, 46, was arrested Wednesday at Lakeview Elementary School after an administrator called a Colonial Heights School Resource Officer about possible drugs, WRIC reported.

“The safety of our students is a top priority and we will continue to follow School Board policies and procedures throughout this process. Families with any concerns or who may need additional support during this time may contact Lakeview Elementary School,” Division Superintendent William D. Sroufe said in a statement. “We are continuing to cooperate with the Colonial Heights Police Department during their investigation. This is a personnel matter and I have no further comment.”

Billie was a teacher with Colonial Heights Public Schools for seven years. Parents said she was a good teacher who had made a positive impact on their children until this point.

“She was an excellent teacher. My daughter did really well in her class ... I used to meet with her. Everything was fine when we met. My daughter always enjoyed being in her class,” parent Mark Klingman told WWBT.

Parent Kelli Gagnon talked to her daughter about the incident.

“I did just let her know that sometimes adults make mistakes and just like children, there are consequences. Sometimes adult mistakes are a little bigger. We can’t just go stand in time out, but she will be taken care of no matter what. She will get the help that she needs,” Gagnon told WRIC. “She was a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed having her so much.”

Billie was arrested and charged with felony cocaine possession, WRIC reported. She was released on a $1,000 bond, according to jail records.