A Porter Ridge Middle School bus driver was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after teens were caught with drugs and alcohol at a weekend party at her home.
Monroe police were originally called to bus driver Shannon Broome's home on Pinedell Avenue after getting a noise complaint early Sunday morning.
According to police, several teens were hanging out at the home. Officers said they met a 19-year-old outside of the house, who appeared to be drunk, and police said they found cocaine, marijuana and an open bottle of vodka in his SUV.
Then, police went inside the house and an officer found cocaine and marijuana inside someone else's coat.
Broome, who rents the home and was there during the party, was given a citation for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Melissa Foster, who also rents the home, was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Parents and students in the district said they are disappointed.
"All teachers are role models. Every opportunity they have with us, they can influence us and it goes the same for the school bus," said Porter Ridge High School student body president Will Turner
"Certainly underage drinking and drugs is not right, so I definitely think she needs to be reconsidering what her role is," said parent Sarell Hochstetlea.
Two people under 21 were arrested at the party for drug or alcohol charges.
Police said a third person, Cody Clyne, who is suspected of having the cocaine in his coat, ran from the house.
There is now a warrant out for his arrest.
A Union County Schools spokesperson said Shannon Broome is suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation.