Eisenhower Elementary School teacher arrested with drugs www.privateofficer.com
FRASER, Mich. March 25 2012 - “I’m just very saddened by it because he is an excellent teacher,” says parent Kelly Lawrence.
And that sums up the reaction of parents and students at Eisenhower Elementary School in Fraser. It follows the drug arrest of 6 th grade teacher Gregory Austin right in the school parking lot.
Police say Austin met convicted felon Jason Taffie in Roseville, then they drove separately to the school.
That’s where undercover officers believe Austin handed over cash for Hydrocodone.
“It’s nowhere near as strong as Oxycontin, but I think it is along the same lines as Vicodin,” says Roseville Police Chief James Berlin. “It is illegal, unless it’s prescribed by your physician.”
On parent actually saw the prescription drug bust go down.
The cars got impounded, and I saw the canine unit pull in, so I knew it was something drug orientated. I just didn’t know the specifics or anything like that,” says Dave Demopoulos.
Parents are also telling us that Mr. Austin has taught at Eisenhower for 12 years and that he is respected and loved by everyone.
Parents we spoke with tell us the Fraser school district is such a small, tight knight community — tight knit community that everyone is talking about this.
Gregory Austin is free on personal bond but faces up to two years in prison.
The district has put him on leave and assigned a substitute to take over his class.