Substitute teacher removed from Quaker Valley classroom
Quaker Valley officials say middle school students were in the classroom but not at risk when a substitute teacher was removed from a classroom April 24.
Middle school Assistant Principal Adrienne Floro reported to police that school officials had to remove a substitute teacher from a classroom because the individual had been acting erratically, according to a Sewickley police report.
Quaker Valley spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said she did not know what, specifically, the substitute teacher was doing before being removed from the classroom. Another adult was in the classroom at the time, she said.
“(The substitute teacher) was only in the classroom for minutes” before being removed, Vojtko said.
Vojtko also did not know in what grade level the incident happened. Quaker Valley Middle School houses sixth- through eighth-grade.
The substitute was taken to the nurse's office for an apparent reaction to medicine, asked to go to the car to get something, but instead drove off, staff members told police.
Earlier that same day, the substitute teacher was pulled over on Ohio River Boulevard for driving erratically, which the individual attributed to feeling light-headed following a doctor's appointment, police said.
The substitute teacher is employed by the Northern Area School District consortium— a McCandless-based regional substitute teacher placement service, Vojtko said.
Officials with the service could not be reached for comment.
It was the substitute teacher's first middle school assignment, Vojtko said. She did not know if the individual previously had been assigned to any other Quaker Valley buildings.
Bobby Cherry and Kristina Serafini are staff writers for Trib Total Media. Cherry can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Serafini can be reached at 412-324-1405 or email@example.com.
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