High school teacher smoked pot with student, cops say
A high school teacher was charged with endangering the welfare of two of his students.
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M.Valdes said Michael Fleming, then a teacher at West Milford High School, was charged with two counts of third degree endangering after allegedly smoking marijuana with one student and having "inappropriate communications" with another student between November 2014 and April 2015.
West Milford High School superintendent Anthony Riscica told NorthJersey.com Fleming was a math teacher who began teaching at the start of the 2014 school year. Fleming was placed on paid suspension last week pending the outcome of the investigation, Riscica said, according to the report
The Hackensack resident was originally arrested in April after an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and the Department of Children and Families Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit. Each count carries a punishment of 5 years behind bars.