Ashburn Teacher Charged with Drinking in School

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.

2 thoughts on “Ashburn Teacher Charged with Drinking in School

  • 2018-06-06 at 11:30 am
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    It is both sad and ridiculous about how many times we read about LCPS employees being arrested for being drunk on the job. In my entire career, I’ve never seen anyone get arrested at work for being drunk and yet, at LCPS, it happens every few months.

  • 2018-06-11 at 12:08 pm
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    Another nonsense post by David – first, how many times have your read about LCPS employees being arrested – you write as if this is a common place occurrence – then, you write that no one at your work has ever been arrested – maybe because alcohol is illegal at schools but not at most companies – we used to have beer on Fridays at one of the small firms I worked at back in the 1980s. So, your slams against the school regarding this incident are more of the nonsense you tend to post.

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