Statement on WCPS Teacher Charged with Drug Distribution
Statement Regarding WCPS Teacher Charged with Drug Distribution Nov. 14
Posted on 11/14/2017

A Special Education teacher at Parkside High School has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation on criminal charges. According to Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, Monica Snee was charged Tuesday, November 14 with possession of heroin, distribution of heroin, and distribution of heroin on school property.

“The safety of our students is our highest priority each and every day,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin said. "Our school system is working cooperatively with law enforcement on its investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office."

Parkside Principal Kim Pinhey informed school families of the arrest in this call home Tuesday: 

Good evening Parkside High School parents and guardians. This is Principal Kim Pinhey calling to inform you that the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Monica Snee, a teacher at Parkside High School, on drug distribution charges. On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 14th, the administration received information from law enforcement which resulted in our immediate notification of district administration. Ms. Snee was placed on administrative leave effective immediately and is not teaching, pending the outcome of the judicial process as well as the school system's administrative investigation. 

"Every day, you trust your children to our care, and our number one priority is the safety of our students. It is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. Please be assured I will always take immediate action anytime there appears to have been a violation of the trust between students and educators. Please take time to speak to your child about this matter. If any student or parent has information about this situation, please contact the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you."