NCSD: Arrested substitute teacher no longer with district

The Natrona County School District has released a statement regarding the March 8, 2019 arrest of a substitute teacher on school grounds.

The statement from the district, sent to media on Tuesday afternoon, says that the accused substitute is no longer with NCSD #1. According to the statement, the district Risk Manager, Assistant Director of Human Resources, and the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and District Services all responded to the school as a result of the incident.

39-year-old Carrie Lynn Gross was arrested on March 8, 2019. She was booked into jail on recommended charges of Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

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Officers say that they responded to Pineview Elementary school, in Casper, just after 2:00 pm Friday. Police say that dispatch had received reports from school staff, saying that they suspected Gross to be impaired, and that she was trying to leave the school in a vehicle.

An affidavit in the case says that school staff suspected her impairment and offered to arrange a ride for Gross, during the afternoon, which Gross reportedly declined.

Police note in the affidavit that Gross was suspected of possible being under the influence of Cannabis and a Central Nervous System Depressant.

The full NCSD statement follows:


Natrona County School District officials were notified of an alleged occurrence involving a substitute teacher at Pineview Elementary on March 8th, 2019.

A suspicion of the employee working while under the influence was reported to NCSD officials. Per protocol NCSD’s Risk Manager, Assistant Director of Human Resources, and the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and District Services responded to the school.

Local law enforcement was contacted. The individual is no longer a substitute employed by the Natrona County School District.

Natrona County School District #1, written statement