Denver East High School volunteer arrested, accused of smoking marijuana with students

DENVER — A former teacher turned volunteer at Denver East High School has been arrested after being accused of smoking marijuana with students during a party at her house.

Denver Public Schools said in a statement late Tuesday night the former teacher, Rachel Farley, worked at East High School from 2011 until her resignation in August.

She had been working at East High School during the 2017-18 school year as a volunteer.

A district spokesman said a student came forward in February with the accusation, which is the basis for the current charge.

Farley faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

“[Farley] has been blocked from being a volunteer, having an ICA (contractor agreement), or returning to employment with DPS,” the spokesman said.