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Two Mililani Teachers Arrested After Suspected Drug Use

Lisa Luhrsen Lisa Luhrsen
Benjamin Ayson Benjamin Ayson
Parent Leon Wiggins is shocked by the incident and says, "It's Unreal." Parent Leon Wiggins is shocked by the incident and says, "It's Unreal."
Mililani Middle School Principal, Roger Kim Mililani Middle School Principal, Roger Kim

By Minna Sugimoto

MILILANI (KHNL) - They were scheduled to have a teacher work day, a day without their students. Now, two Hawaii public school teachers are accused of spending part of their day using marijuana.

At Mililani Middle, emotions are high, after two teachers are accused of getting high before coming to work.

"It's unreal," Leon Wiggins, parent, said. "I mean, if they were caught doing it here, that's above and beyond. I mean, something really needs to be done about that."

Police arrested 36-year-old Lisa Luhrsen and 32-year-old Benjamin Ayson on suspicion of promoting a detrimental drug. School officials say the teachers were spotted in a car off campus smoking marijuana.

"It's a sad situation," Roger Kim, principal, said. "But I think it's all too common in our society today."

Less than two months ago, federal agents arrested a Leilehua High School teacher on suspicion of drug dealing. Lee Anzai is accused of selling crystal methamphetamine to an undercover officer on five different occasions.

Kim says the teachers arrested at his school made a tragic mistake.

"Regardless of how this works out, I still think we have a great school and a great staff," Kim said.

"We're going to find out exactly what's going on," Wiggins said. "And they really need to be reprimanded, especially if it happened here. You know, that's, I mean, that's unacceptable."

The Mililani teachers are free after they each posted 50 dollars bail. They're scheduled to appear in court December 26th.

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