Richmond County school teacher arrested Friday on drug related charges

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A Richmond County teacher was arrested Friday on drug related charges.

Chris Gordon, a teacher at Glenn Hills High School, was charged with misdemeanor possession after authorities found less than an ounce of marijuana in his vehicle, according to Richmond County jail records.

Gordon, 30, of Grovetown, was arrested on school grounds, Richmond County director of school safety Alfonzo Williams said.

The investigation is ongoing and no decision has been made on Gordon’s employment, Williams said.

“Nothing has been decided yet,” Williams said of Gordon’s employment. “Once we gather all the facts, the Richmond County school superintendent will make a final decision.”

Gordon’s arrest marks the fourth incident in the last month involving a Richmond County school teacher.

Annette Lewis Mayo, a Richmond County elementary school teacher, resigned this week amid allegations that she ignored a 7-year-old girl’s repeated attempts to notify her of bullying.

On March 21, Vernell Morgan, who also teaches at Glenn Hills High School, was charged with shoplifting and reckless conduct to a minor, after reportedly leaving a 3-year-old child alone in an Athens, Ga., hotel room.

Before that, Thurston Williams, a teacher at Tutt Middle School, was placed on leave for cutting a student’s shirt with scissors. Williams said he was joking when he snipped the boy’s clothing.

 

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