Bethlehem school psychologist Maria Mangini was arrested on misdemeanor drug possession charges, along with her husband Brian Mangini.
“We understand that this comes at a time when we are addressing an issue with drugs in our high school, but I think our ability to be vigilant of these issues and be forthcoming and open in addressing them serves our mission to provide the safest and most effective learning environment in our schools,” said Douglas.
A student was arrested in November for allegedly selling methadone to several students, who then overdosed on the school property.
Apple commended the district on their cooperation in these matters with the police.
“There has been a concerted effort between us,” he said. “They realize there is an issue and are willing to take the steps to abolish it. You don’t every day get that kind of cooperation and we are really grateful.”
Apple said parents should keep in mind the recent problems with drugs are not found just at Bethlehem but every school district.