Dundee-Crown teacher quits after cannabis charge
By Dave Gathman firstname.lastname@example.org October 25, 2013 3:16PM
Updated: November 28, 2013 6:43AM
CARPENTERSVILLE — When a drug-sniffing dog “alerted” outside a car parked in the Dundee-Crown High School parking lot, his handler may have thought they had caught a student trying to smuggle some kind of illegal drugs onto the campus.
But the car — and, allegedly, the marijuana that would be found inside it — turned out to be owned by a teacher at the school, according to police.
“This individual has resigned as of this week and is no longer an employee with us,” District 300 spokesperson Allison Strupek said Friday.
Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Tim Bosshart said the case began when officials at the District 300 high school asked DCHS’s school resource officer to do a “drug sweep” of the campus. In such sweeps, a trained dog is taken around by its handler, sniffing everything from lockers to backpacks to parked cars. When the sweep was done on Wednesday, Bosshart said, the dog alerted on a parked car owned by Timothy Butterly, 36, of Elmhurst.
According to the District 300 personnel directory, a Timothy Butterly teaches English at DCHS.
Bosshart said the officer then searched inside the car and found 7.5 grams of cannabis. Butterly was charged with one count of possession of cannabis, a Class B misdemeanor. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court hearing.
Correspondent Janelle Walker contributed to this story.