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Teacher Fired After Drug Arrest

A teacher at Seminole High School in Sanford was fired this week after his arrest in April on charges of possessing marijuana and drug equipment.

The Seminole County School Board approved the firing of Richard Joy, Sr., a social studies teacher, after he was arrested on April 7 and charged on April 19 with felony possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis.

The district cited employee misconduct, violation of Florida Board of Education rules and School Board policy on professional ethics as the reason for the termination. Joy, Sr. was employeed since 2006.

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