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Barrow teacher fired after drug arrest

WINDER -- A Winder-Barrow Middle School teacher was fired on Thursday after she was arrested earlier this week and charged with arranging a drug deal that involved a student who later died, according to published reports.

Barrow County School superintendent Wanda Creel said Emily Smith Jones, who taught sixth-grade math, is no longer an employee of the Barrow County School System.

Jones was reportedly charged with distribution/solicitation with an electronic device, reckless conduct, and criminal intent to distribute methadone.

The alleged victim was 18 years old and a 2012 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School. She died about three weeks ago.