A high school teacher in Sydney was found guilty of providing students with illegal substances, although she will not be sentenced to jail time.
The previous year, 43-year-old teacher Lauren Russell was caught smoking from a handmade device with her students on camera.
Various individuals can be heard in the video giggling and pleading to “stop the wind.”
The physics teacher had reached out to a different student in the area and asked him if he would be interested in smoking marijuana with a young man who was just 15 years old.
Russell was taken into custody in February on the suspicion that he had made contact with students outside of school hours and supplied them with narcotics.
She was charged after the video gained widespread attention on the internet.
Although she was found responsible for the offence, the judge decided not to send her to jail.
On Monday, Magistrate Philip Stewart explained to the court that the crime was made worse because it had been committed in front of a child and that the defendant had misused the trust and power she had been given.
According to Russell’s doctors, she had been prescribed low amounts of the medication used to treat her bipolar disease, and she was prone to outbursts of manic behaviour as a result.
The court heard that as a consequence of this, she could not make logical decisions.
The 43-year-old man was given a good behaviour bond for two years.