Bluffs teacher arrested after allegedly providing Rx meds to a student

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April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into text messages allegedly sent by a Council Bluffs school teacher to a student, has resulted in the teacher’s arrest. According to the Omaha World-Herald, 40-year old Adam Jones, a science teacher at Council Bluffs/Thomas Jefferson High School, was taken into custody Friday, on a misdemeanor charge of distributing a controlled substance. Authorities say Jones allegedly provided Xanax…a drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders…to an 18-year old female student. The drug was allegedly given to the girl when she visited Jones at his residence.

Authorities were investigating text messages allegedly sent by Jones to the girl, when they became aware of Xanax transaction. Police and school officials began their investigation last April 23rd, after receiving reports of an improper relationship between Jones, and the unnamed student. According to the paper, both individuals told authorities their physical relationship advanced no further than hugging.

Jones was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of his case in the court system. His preliminary hearing is expected to be held in about two-to-three weeks. The maximum penalty for distributing a controlled substance, is two years in prison with possible probation time.