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Substitute teacher encouraged students to smoke pot and handed them vaping device

By Mason White 6:50 AM December 4, 2017
Elisha Mahar

A young woman who was looking forward to a career as a teacher had her dreams cut short when she taught her students the wrong lesson.

20-year-old Elisha Mahar was arrested after high school students told a resource officer that she encouraged them to smoke marijuana and gave them a vaping device.

Mahar was a substitute teacher in Somersworth, New Hampshire when the incident occurred.

The resource officer called police and Mahar was arrested. She was charged with 4 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Superintendent Connie Brown said that the school district is cooperating fully with police.

Mahar was released from jail after posting $5,000 bail.