West Virginia Teacher Faces Drug Charge

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LOST CREEK, W.Va. (AP) – Police in Harrison County say a special education teacher has been arrested on a drug charge.

Media outlets report 32-year-old Kimberly Jo Pratt of Fairmont was arrested Wednesday night.

Harrison County sheriff’s Deputy Jeff McAtee says Pratt allegedly bought hydrocodone pills from an undercover officer posing as a drug dealer and was charged with possession with intent to deliver a narcotic.

County schools Superintendent Mark Manchin says Pratt has been suspended from her job at South Harrison High School pending the outcome of the case.

Pratt is free on bond. It wasn’t immediately clear whether she has an attorney. Pratt doesn’t have a listed telephone number.

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