10/04/2013 11:06 am ET

Amy Lynn Davidson, Calif. Teacher, Allegedly Asked Student To Obtain Prescription Drugs

An English teacher at a California high school faces accusations that she obtained prescription drugs with the aid of a student.

Rosemont police arrested Amy Lynn Davidson, 39, on suspicion of "possessing illegal narcotics, soliciting a minor to assist in getting drugs and contributing to the delinquency of a minor" after school officials learned she had allegedly bought the drugs from a student, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Fox Sacramento reports that Oakmont High School, where Davidson taught, had been designated as a drop-off location for unwanted prescription drugs.

Principal Rob Hasty told the station that the incident was a teachable moment.

“We’re asking [students] to be compassionate and to have grace, as opposed to seeking a pound of flesh, which we often do in our society,” Hasty told Fox Sacramento.

In 2012, a North Carolina high school teacher was arrested for allegedly hiring a student to sell prescription drugs for her at school.

An investigation revealed that Meredith Burris Pruitt, 31, supplied Clonazepam -- a drug used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, and seizures -- to a 15-year-old student with instructions to sell the pills to other students and return a portion the money to her.

In July 2013, another California teacher was arrested for allegedly trying to mail small quantities of methamphetamine.



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