Teacher Charged For Overdosing On Fentanyl In Classroom

  • A New Jersey middle school teacher was charged on Thursday after allegedly overdosing in a classroom in November. 
  • The Westfield, New Jersey, police chief announced the charges on Friday, stating that the art teacher, Frank Thompson, 57, “has been charged with drug-related crimes and offenses, as well as endangering the welfare of children.” 
  • “While the Westfield Public School District cannot comment on personnel matters which are confidential, we will maintain a continued focus on student and staff safety and on preserving the integrity of the classroom learning environment,” Superintendent Dr. Raymond González said.