California teacher caught smoking heroin before school

COLTON, CA -- A middle school teacher in California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly smoking heroin near campus.

Authorities in Colton responded to Jehue Middle School at 9:32 a.m. after a school resource officer observed a person inside his car smoking some type of substance near the campus.

Officers arrived and found 29-year-old Kyle MacKenzie in possession of heroin. He admitted to police that he was smoking the heroin.

Police say MacKenzie is employed by the Rialto Unified School District, working as a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Jehue Middle School. He is now on paid administrative lead.

The school district said notices will be sent to all parents in English and Spanish to inform them of the incident.

MacKenzie was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail on felony possession of a controlled substance.

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