Water Valley teachers under investigation for allegedly buying drugs from a student

Published 2:41 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Water Valley School District and the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department are involved in an investigation involving at least two teachers allegedly purchasing prescription drugs from a student.

No names have been released by either agency as of Wednesday.

Water Valley School Superintendent Michael McInnis would not confirm whether the teachers have been placed on administrative leave or if the student involved was suspended.

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“This is a personnel issue that is currently under investigation. I can make no further comment,” McInnis said in an email to the EAGLE.

Yalobusha Sheriff Lance Humphreys said Tuesday that no one has been arrested and there is an open investigation.

When allegations of alleged misconduct are brought against a figure of authority, such as a teacher or law enforcement officer, a probable cause hearing is generally scheduled to review if there is enough evidence to charge the suspect with a crime. However, Yalobusha County’s grand jury meets on Oct. 19 and it’s likely if arrests are made, the evidence would go directly to the grand jury for consideration.

This is a developing story.