Middle school teacher resigns after arrest in $6 million drug bust

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Middle school teacher resigns after arrest in $6 million drug bust

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Karla Alvarez (left), Monica Pascual-Brito (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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  • The former middle school teacher was arrested at her home last week.

A teacher at a local middle school has resigned after she and another woman were arrested during a $6 million drug bust in Hall County.

Karla Alvarez’s resignation was approved by the Hall County Board of Education on Monday.

She was on unpaid leave from her job as a teacher at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

Alvarez, 28, and Monica Pascual-Brito, 24, were arrested March 21 at their home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood. 

Deputies said they found 61 kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of heroin and two semi-automatic assault rifles during their search of the home.  

“The quantity is pretty substantial,” Hall County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Ware said. “We have arrested teachers before, but I don’t recall arresting a teacher with this amount of drugs.”

The middle school teacher was one of two people arrested in the case.

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