Charges dropped, Green Bay teacher Bridget DaPra to return to Aldo Leopold Community School

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 23:41:21-04

A Green Bay teacher will return to her position at Aldo Leopold Community School this fall, according to a Wednesday statement from the Green Bay Area Public School District.

The teacher, Bridget DaPra, had misdemeanor drug charges against her dropped earlier this month.

DaPra had been on administrative leave after the charges, according to a previous NBC 26 story.  School administration considered transferring her to a different school, according to public comments at a Monday School Board meeting.  DaPra told the Board that she wished to remain at Aldo.

"I didn't want [my students] to think that I abandoned them," DaPra told the Board.

A message left for DaPra Wednesday night seeking comment on the Board's decision was not immediately returned.

The charges originally came after authorities found marijuana in the basement of DaPra's home, according to court documents.  Prosecutors dropped the two charges against her, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia, on June 4, according to online court records.

DaPra's attorney challenged the allegations in court and was confident charges would be dismissed, according to a previous NBC 26 story.

DaPra's husband, Lucas, faces federal charges in a separate case, according to federal authorities.  Bridget DaPra has filed for divorce, records show.