Teacher accused of inhaling fumes from aerosol can in Marion


MARION, NC (WSPA) – A Marion Elementary School teacher was charged after a staff member at the school allegedly saw her inhale fumes from an aerosol can last week.

Marion police said in a news release that the staff member reported seeing Leah Shoemaker inhale the fumes on Feb. 9.

Police said the aerosol can does contain ingredients that can “induce a condition of intoxication.”

The incident was reported to school administrators and the school resource officer.

Marion Police Department investigated and charged Shoemaker with inhaling toxic vapors, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

According to the release, Shoemaker was given a written promise to appear in McDowell County District Court on March 7.

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