Teacher denies possessing cocaine

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Gazette Staff
October 4, 2008
— A second-grade Walworth Elementary School teacher arrested in the school parking lot on a cocaine possession charge pleaded not guilty Friday.

Katie M. Luessenhop, 26, Delavan, was arrested Sept. 18 after police were called to the school for a disturbance, Walworth police said.

Luessenhop remains free on a $5,000 signature bond.

Walworth Joint No. 1 School District Administrator Pamela Knorr said after Luessenhop’s arrest that the teacher had taken a leave of absence.

The school has hired a substitute teacher to replace her.

Luessenhop will be in court next Nov. 5.

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