N. Fulton teacher's aide fired over drug pipe at Roswell school

A north Fulton County kindergarten aide has been fired for allegedly bringing a drug pipe to school.

On Dec. 19, a night cleaning crew at Mountain Park Elementary School in Roswell found the pipe inside an eyeglass case in a bathroom off a classroom, Principal Stacy Perlman told parents in a letter Friday.

Shirley Robinson, a paraprofessional in the classroom, admitted to school officials she had accidentally brought the pipe to work and was terminated, Perlman said in the letter.

"As serious as this news is, there is no evidence to suggest the employee ever used the pipe at school or was ever under the influence around students," Perlman stated. "Also, no drug substances were found with the pipe, and students were never in contact with it nor knew of its existence."

Fulton school officials said Friday they have informed Roswell police about the incident.

"The initial reaction is a little bit of alarm, obviously," Kim Nolte, the school's PTA president, told Channel 2 Action News. "It's sad, and we will miss her because she was a big part of the school for a long time."

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