Heroin found in faculty bathroom at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School in Fallsburg

Police say that heroin has been found inside the faculty bathroom of a Hudson Valley elementary school. Drugs, needles and empty bags were discovered in

FALLSBURG - Police say that heroin has been found inside the faculty bathroom of a Hudson Valley elementary school.

Drugs, needles and empty bags were allegedly discovered in December, and again last week, in the men's room at the Benjamin Cosor Elementary School in the Sullivan County town of Fallsburg.

Eight staff members are now reportedly under investigation after they were spotted on surveillance video outside the bathroom.

Police say only one staff member gave a urine sample. Seven other workers initially agreed to give samples, but then refused after hiring attorneys at the advice of the teachers union.

Representatives for the unions said by statement: "We support the removal of any person from the classroom posing a threat to the children in our charge. Our locals, however, also stand united in ensuring our members are treated fairly and that their due-process rights are protected."

Fallsburg moved Wednesday's 7:15 p.m. Central School District meeting to the high school auditorium in anticipation of a larger than normal crowd.

For extended interview with the Fallsburg police officer, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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