Three Teachers Arrested On Marijuana Charges

Three teachers at an Outer Banks high school are out of the classroom after their arrests on marijuana charges.

The state court web site confirms that Joseph Tyson is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, no operators license and misdemeanor unsealed wine/liquor in the passenger area. Adam Herman is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Corey Hutherson is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Dare County Schools spokeswoman confirms that all three teach at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. The school system says the 27-year-old Tyson is an exceptional children teacher, the 48-year-old Herman is a social studies teacher, and the 32-year-old Hutherson teaches computer technology.

School superintendent Sue Burgess tells WITN News that all three have been placed on paid administrative leave until the criminal charges are handled. She says that happened Monday, the same day the school system was made aware of the charged.

Herman has been employed by Dare County since 2000, Hutcherson since 2007 and Tyson since 2008.

All three have a May 4th court date.


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