Sapulpa Elementary teacher arrested after police find heroin, needles inside purse

SAPULPA, Okla. -- A Sapulpa Elementary teacher was arrested after police say they found syringes, some filled with heroin, in her purse at school.

Megan Sloan is also being accused of pawning school items such as iPads, computers and even taking $125 in field trip money.

Police say she used the money to buy gas and drugs. Sloan was arrested Monday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Sloan left her Facebook account open on another teacher’s computer.

The teacher allegedly saw Sloan had a current conversation open to someone talking about using and selling heroin as well as pawning school items.

Sloan was turned in to authorities who searched her purse and discovered nearly 40 syringes, some with heroin and exposed needles. Police also found methamphetamine and spoons used to cook drugs.

The school declined an on camera interview, but did say they are cooperating with police and take the matter very seriously.

The assistant superintendent says the school’s number one priority is student safety.

Sloan has been a teacher at the school for the last two years and taught second grade.

Authorities say they do not believe students were exposed to drugs.

Wesley Hames' son, William is one of Sloan's students. He told 2 Works for you he was at a loss of words when he heard the news.

"What if one of those syringes would have fell out and a kid picked it up," Hames said.

He said he found Sloan's behavior to be odd.

“My son is telling me 'Hey, Miss Sloan needs that field trip money for the end of the year field trip,'' Hames said. "I said, William, you let her know you'll have the money when it comes time, there's no reason to take it early... [but] that's why she wanted to bring it early."

Hames also said the incident sparks a first time conversation he will have to have with his son about drugs and the harm they cause.

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