Teacher charged with embezzling school's homecoming money to play slots at casino

A teacher is accused of stealing homecoming money from her school, to support her gambling habit.

Students at a Michigan high school were upset when they found out a popular teacher, 29-year old Lydia Johnson, was charged with embezzling thousands of dollars.

She was the activities director and police say she stole money that students had put down for homecoming and several field trips.

Turns out, she spent over $90,000 at a casino!

The teacher has been released on a $10,000 dollar personal bond.

Many students and parents say they hope she gets some help.

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