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Substitute teacher ‘encouraged students to smoke pot’

  • Elisha Mahar, 20, was charged with four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child in Somerworth, New Hampshire
  • She allegedly encouraged Somersworth Middle School students to smoke pot
  • Mahar is also accused of giving a student a vaping device at the school
  • Mahar was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail

A former substitute teacher has been arrested after she allegedly encouraged middle school students to smoke pot and gave one student a vaping device.

Elisha Mahar, 20, was charged with four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child in Somerworth, New Hampshire Thursday. 

Authorities say a school resource officer at Somersworth Middle School learned that Mahar had invited students to smoke and had given a student a vaping device while she was a substitute teacher.

Elisha Mahar (above in arrest photo) has been arrested after she allegedly encouraged middle school students to smoke pot and gave one student a vaping device while working as a substitute teacher

The 20-year-old (above) was charged with four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child in Somerworth, New Hampshire Thursday

Mahar was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail

The 20-year-old (above) was charged with four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child in Somerworth, New Hampshire Thursday. Mahar was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail

That school resource officer then alerted Somersworth police on October 13 about Mahar. 

Interim Superintendent Connie Brown says the school district is cooperating fully with police.  

‘As the Superintendent of School, I will make sure we cooperate fully with the investigation being conducted by the Somersworth Police Department into the allegations that a former substitute teacher endangered the welfare of our students,’ Brown told Seacoastonline.com. 

Mahar was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail. 

Authorities say a school resource officer at Somersworth Middle School (file above) learned that Mahar had invited students to smoke and had given a student a vaping device while she was a substitute teacher

Authorities say a school resource officer at Somersworth Middle School (file above) learned that Mahar had invited students to smoke and had given a student a vaping device while she was a substitute teacher

A hearing is scheduled for December 26. 

It wasn’t immediately known if she had a lawyer, and a phone number for her couldn’t be found.

Anyone with information related to these charges is asked to call Somersworth police at 603-692-3131, or the department’s anonymous crime line at 603-692-9111. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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