August 27, 2008
Theresa Cunningham Duarte - Teacher Rolled With The Homies, Arrested For Allegedly Dealing Cocaine To Students
Rockville, Maryland (The Weekly Vice) -- Theresa Cunningham Duarte, a 44-year-old former English teacher at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland has been arrested on accusations that she distributed cocaine to students.
According to police, Duarte was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of contributing to conditions of a child.
Detectives with the Montgomery County Family Crimes Division were contacted by child protective services who informed them that Duarte had distributed cocaine to at least two Wootton High School students from her home, according to police spokesperson Lucille Baur and a Montgomery County Press release.
Authorities also say the alleged drug activity took place on more than one occasion.
School district officials say the Duarte resigned her position with the school at the conclusion of the 2007-2008 school year. Her resignation came prior to an investigation into the alleged drug-related activity and no reason was provided for her departure.
Duarte was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, however was released after posting a $150,000 bond.
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