By Nadja Green
Benicia school teacher, Teresa Glimete Badger, has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of furnishing marijuana. She appeared in court on April 30th and was sentenced to two years probation and 50 hours of community service.
She continues her leave of absence from her job as a teacher at Mathew Turner Elementary School, following an incident in which two people went to the hospital after eating the food at a faculty potluck dinner last November. One woman was immediately admitted to the hospital, while another woman went to the hospital the next day with chest pains.
After THC was found in her blood, it was discovered that Badger had laced stuffing she had brought to the potluck with Marijuana. Several others in attendance reported symptoms consistent with being under the influence of marijuana. According to KTVU, during her arrest, Badger did not speak to law enforcement regarding the incident. The school district has cooperated with police during the course of the investigation.
Her attorney, Elizabeth Grossman, says, “Teresa is an excellent parent, wife, friend and community member. She acknowledged making a great error in judgment and an appropriate and just resolution was reached in Vallejo Superior Court. I hope that she and the community can move forward, forgive her and offer a new opportunity to be a successful member of the community.”