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COVINGTON (AP) — A northern Kentucky teacher has been charged with having a shipment of cocaine sent to Holmes Middle School in Covington.


Arin Staples resigned Aug. 15 after being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Staples on a felony drug charge Thursday.


Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders told The Kentucky Enquirer that Staples also purchased cocaine at other times, too.


“There are multiple instances of her obtaining cocaine … (and) receiving it from a drug dealer on school property, among other places,” Sanders said.


Covington Independent Public School District Superintendent Alvin Garrison says the district is reviewing its policies.


Garrison says DEA agents visited the middle school twice since classes started Aug. 13 and interviewed three employees.


“We are deeply saddened and troubled by this unfortunate situation. But we must move forward and focus on educating our students,” Garrison said.


Sanders says all of those employees have resigned or been suspended.


“I can say it is not related to the school, (but) I can’t comment on the specifics because it is part of an ongoing federal investigation,” he said.


A spokesman for the DEA’s regional office also declined to comment about the investigation.


“There is no evidence or allegations that the individuals dealt or shared drugs with students,” Sanders said.


Staples is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 8. Court records did not list an attorney for Staples.


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