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Newport Beach teacher gave marijuana to teen, police say

June 17, 2009 |  3:43 pm

A 37-year-old Newport Beach high school teacher is suspected of giving marijuana to a minor, authorities said.

Chad Edward Smith was arrested Thursday after a mother discovered text messages about her 16-year-old smoking pot with him, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Evan Sailor.

Smith, a math teacher at Corona del Mar High School, reportedly met the teenager outside school, authorities said.

Police believe that Smith provided the marijuana and smoked it with the teen at least once.

"Our concern is if he's done this with other students or other minors from other schools," Sailor said.

Read the full story at KTLA News.