A North Clackamas School District middle school teacher was arrested Tuesday for having heroin and methamphetamine, deputies said.
Brynne M. Fletcher, 33, was taken into custody after an Alder Creek Middle School official reported her going out to her car in the school parking lot several times, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said. The school official said Fletcher's behavior was suspicious, and also reported seeing drug paraphernalia in her car.
Deputies arrested Fletcher and booked her into Clackamas County Jail for possession of controlled substances: heroin and methamphetamine. She was being held on $30,000 bail.
Fletcher is a special education teacher and had been working at Alder Creek with a small number of students since August 2014, the school district said. She had previously turned in a letter saying she would resign from her position at the end of the 2016-17 school year, officials said.
She has been placed on administrative leave.
Fletcher began working for NCSD as an instructional assistant in 2012 before being hired as a learning specialist at Alder Creek in 2014. The required fingerprinting and background checks completed by the district did not reveal any criminal record, said NCSD spokeswoman Cindy Quintanilla.
Quintanilla added that NCSD is stepping up efforts to make all students feel safe in light of the disappointing news.
"Since news of this nature is difficult for any school community, the district will provide support to the Alder Creek community and will provide support and continued instruction to each of the students impacted by this incident," she said. "The district is not able to provide any further information about the teacher at this time, however, will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement."
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.