Teacher Accused of Trying to Buy Pot From Student

Miles Brown is no longer employed with Canyon Crest Academy, the district says

A San Diego teacher is accused of trying to buy marijuana from a student, San Diego police said Tuesday.

On Friday, Miles Brown, 34, was arrested at Canyon Crest Academy on suspicion of soliciting marijuana from a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the SDPD. Brown has been a teacher and a lacrosse coach at the school since last August.

Police said investigators were initially looking into allegations against a couple students, but they soon discovered some communication between a teacher -- Brown -- and a student.

The communication led them to believe Brown was soliciting marijuana from a student, officials said.

"It just floors me that they would go to a student for supply,” said Ara Burklund, whose child attends Canyon Crest Academy. “I'm sure they have other friends they could buy from. Why risk your job going to a student? So that's the part that just blows my mind."

The San Dieguito Union High School District said after his arrest last week, Brown has resigned from teaching and coaching.

Brown has since bailed out of county jail, and the investigation is ongoing.

Parents on Wednesday talked with NBC 7 about their reaction to the arrest.

‘Outrage. I don't want it at my high school; I don't want it around the kids,” said Becky McKinney. “And to have a teacher be involved in something like that is completely inappropriate."

If you know anything about the case, call the SDPD at 619-531-2000.

Canyon Crest is high school in Carmel Valley that has about 2,250 students, all of whom live in the San Dieguito Union High School District.

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