Portsmouth high school teacher arrested for selling heroin near school property

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 18:53:53-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A man was arrested Thursday for two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of selling heroin on or near school property.

Michael McCormick

48-year-old Michael McCormick was arrested as result of a long term investigation with DEA agents in Norfolk.

Sources told News 3 McCormick is an algebra teacher at I.C. Norcom High School.

Portsmouth School District leaders won’t confirm the arrest, citing state law prohibits them from releasing the detailed information but they will confirm there is a teacher named Michael McCormick who has been employed since September of 2016.

District leaders said McCormick is currently on administrative leave.

McCormick was booked into the Portsmouth Jail and declined an interview with News 3.

His bond was denied in a hearing on Friday.