Police: FL School Teacher Left Toddler Home Alone While Buying Weed

A Florida elementary school teacher left her 4-year-old child alone while she went to buy marijuana. That's according to a Polk County Sheriff's news release. 

Authorities say 26-year old Marsha Dolce was arrested Saturday. 

Deputies responded to a Davenport apartment complex Saturday morning and found a 4-year-old child crying outside wearing only a T-shirt and underwear. Dolce, who teaches fourth grade at Laurel Elementary in Poinciana, eventually returned home and told deputies she had left to help a friend with car troubles.

Deputies reported finding marijuana in Dolce's home, and text messages on her phone indicated that she had gone to nearby Winter Haven hours earlier to buy the drug.

Child welfare officials removed the child from Dolce's home.

Dolce now faces charges of child neglect and marijuana possession.

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