A teacher at Newton-Lee Elementary School is on leave after being charged with drinking or possessing alcohol on public school grounds.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the case began May 24 when deputies were called to help with a possible medical emergency involving a teacher at the school. Later, alcohol was found inside a classroom at the school.
On Friday, Teresa D. Folsom, 41, of Leesburg, was charged with the violation. She was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond. A trial is set for July 18. The charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor, carrying a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
According to Loudoun County District Court records, she previously was arrested April 22 on a misdemeanor charge of public swearing/intoxication. In that case, she waived her right to a trial and paid a fine of $25 and $91 in court costs.