The teacher overdosed on the drug in front of students at the school.

Frank Thompson was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.

On the morning of November 29th, the police received a report that Thompson had been found unconscious and unresponsive in a classroom at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield, N.J. (Google Maps)
Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield, N.J. (Google Maps)

Thompson was discovered and observed in distress by students and was being treated by a school nurse.

The school resource officer administered Narcan after observing signs of a drug overdose, according to authorities. Thompson showed some improvements.

In the classroom, investigators found various items of drug paraphernalia and Fentanyl.

The court will hear Thompson's case on February 1.

"We will maintain a continued focus on student and staff safety and on preserving the integrity of the classroom learning environment, even though we can't comment on personnel matters which are confidential," said the district's leader. We are thankful for our partnership with the police department.

Thompson is employed by the school district.

The article was first published on NBC News.