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Riverside High School Teacher's Aide Arrested For Assault, Drug Possession
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 26, 2012 5:51 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 26, 2012 10:25 PM EST
Quincy , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Kanawha County high school teacher's aide was arrested for allegedly assaulting a store clerk and having prescription pills.
Heather Lively, 34, a special education aid at Riverside High School in Quincy, was arrested Monday afternoon. State Police said Lively threw a pair of boots she was trying to return at the store manager at the Magic Mart in Quincy. She was then arrested for assault and battery.
Lively says she only threw the boots on the floor, according to the criminal complaint, but a witnesses backed up the manger's account. She was described as "belligerent."
When troopers got back to the detachment and searched her, they said, they found Suboxone in her purse. Lively does not have a prescription for the drug, and says she became addicted to it at rehab, and was currently buying it off the street. She also is charged with simple possession.
Eyewitness News was told the school has been notified, and Lively is on administrative leave.
Kanawha County school board President Pete Thaw said, "I tried two years ago to get drug testing for teachers and the federal courts beat us to death over it. Judge Joseph Robert Goodwin told us that teachers were not a safety sensititive position."
Lively was in the South Central Regional Jail Monday evening on a $5,000 bond.
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