Police: Passed out school worker was found with syringe in arm


Cassandra Rein was arrested for investigation of possession of a controlled substance Thursday May 28, 2015. (Photo: DPD)

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DENVER — The staff member at Ford Elementary  who was found passed out in a bathroom by four first grade girls Thursday allegedly had a syringe “hanging out of her arm,” according to an arrest warrant.

The Denver Police Department identified the staff member as Cassandra Rein, 27. The students thought she was sleeping, according to a letter sent home to parents about what happened.

In addition to the syringe in her arm, Rein was also found with a piece of metal foil and an empty clear bag containing a small amount of unknown white powder, according to the arrest warrant.

When Rein was asked why she had the white powder and syringe, she stated that her roommate was diabetic and she did not know why it was there, according to the police report.

A bag and purse belonging to Rein also contained several bottles of various pills, more syringes and metal caps containing a burnt powder substance residue, police say.

Rein was taken to a hospital and arrested for investigation for possession of an unknown controlled substance.

As of Friday, it has not been released yet what she does for the elementary school.

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