COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — A Colonial Heights teacher is facing a felony drug possession charge.
In a letter sent to families, Division Superintendent William D. Sroufe said Cybil Billie, a kindergarten teacher at Lakeview Elementary School, was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine.
The 46-year-old is a Chesterfield County resident.
“The safety of our students is a top priority and we will continue to follow School Board policies
and procedures throughout this process,” Sroufe said in the letter. “Families with any concerns or who may need additional support during this time may contact Lakeview Elementary School.”
According to Superintendent Sroufe, the arrest was done “tactfully.”
Billie had been a teacher with Colonial Heights Public Schools for seven years. Students that were in Billie’s class will receive additional communication from Dr. Patrick Neuman, Principal of Lakeview Elementary, regarding a new teacher assignment.
Colonial Heights resident Kelli Gagnon’s daughter is a student in Billie’s class. Gagnon told 8News, she had a conversation with her daughter after she was notified of the incident.
We are continuing to cooperate with the Colonial Heights Police Department during their investigation. This is a personnel matter and I have no further comment.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM SROUFE
Billie will be held in jail without bond until her next court date on June 2. Stay with 8News for updates.