According to police, a teacher was found dead of an apparent overdose in a Bronx public school Thursday night. The 36-year-old man was found in a locked bathroom of Public School X811, a special education school on Longfellow Ave. near Jennings St., just approaching 6:10 p.m., sources said.
The teacher may have possibly been dead for a few hours before he was discovered, he was last seen at the end of the school day, according to sources. A fellow staff member found the teacher’s body after forcing open the bathroom door. Police found drug paraphernalia near the teacher, including a glassine envelope with an unknown substance inside, sources said.
“This is deeply saddening and my heart goes out to the teacher’s family and the school community,” city schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said. “We will be providing grief counselors and ongoing resources to support students and staff during this difficult time.”
The city medical examiner’s office is still yet to determine his exact cause of death.