EDUCATION authorities have refused to say whether a Weipa-based teacher charged with drug possession has been suspended.
Lisa O’Malley, 37, was working as a deputy principal at the Western Cape College when her home was raided in late October with police allegedly locating a quantity of cannabis. She has been charged with one count each of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of a utensil and appeared in the Weipa Magistrates Court for the first time on November 14.
The case is due to return to court on December 12.
A spokesman for the Department of Education and Training said they were aware of a matter before the courts involving a staff member from the College.
But he refused to say whether any action had been taken by the department or school.
“A matter is before the courts relating to one staff member at Western Cape College,” he said. “The Department is unable to provide further comment.”
Originally published here: http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/crime-court/weipa-teacher-lisa-omalley-charged-with-drug-possession/news-story/09be380d8f05b5d0bd27b7cc6f3e93c2