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Whyalla school teachers at drug party

Four teachers at St John's College in South Australia's Port Pirie Diocese have been apprehended by police after an LSD drug party.

The Advertiser reports that one of the teachers, a man, 23, was reported for supplying a prohibited substance - LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug - and will appear in court next month.

Three other teachers - two men aged 37 and 34, and a woman, 26 - have been placed in a drug diversion program for treatment and rehabilitation.

While the 23-year-old teacher facing the drug charges has been suspended, the remaining three were allowed to continue teaching this week. One of them holds a senior position at the school and is involved in its management team.

"This is a very serious allegation," he said. "If there are four teachers involved in this, a full inquiry by the Catholic Education Office has to be made. If four teachers have been involved in some sort of drug taking, then it would be my thoughts the four of them should be stood down until the investigations are completed and the matters cleared."

Private school teachers at LSD party (The Advertiser 18/3/05)

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18 Mar 2005