‘Just trying to fit in:’ Eustis Middle School substitute teacher accused of letting student use her vape

Jennifer Hale, 50, faces charge of child abuse

Jennifer Hale, 50 (Eustis Police Department)

EUSTIS, Fla. – A substitute teacher at Eustis Middle School was arrested after reportedly letting a student take a hit from her vape pen, according to the Eustis Police Department.

In an affidavit, police said they were contacted about the incident, which happened on May 2.

Police said that the substitute teacher — identified as 50-year-old Jennifer Hale — had allowed a 7th-grade student to take a hit from her vape because the student said they wanted to vape.

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According to the affidavit, Hale later admitted the incident to the school’s principal, saying, “I was just trying to fit in.” Hale was then removed from the campus and told she was no longer allowed to return, police explained.

On May 5, Hale was arrested and taken into custody, police said.

Hale faces a charge of child abuse. She is held on a $1,000 bond.

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