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Wayne HS Employee Arrested on Drug Charges

A Wayne High School administrative assistant is facing drug charges.
A Wayne High School administrative assistant is facing drug charges.

Last Friday, Marcus Falkner was arrested at Wayne, and taken out of the school in handcuffs.

A tip came into the WFFT newsroom about an incident that happened last Friday at Wayne High School involving an employee.

 We looked deeper,  and found a police report and court documents saying that meth paraphernalia was found inside the home of a Wayne High School employee.

“It just seemed a little intense for a morning around here,” said Felicia Starks, Falkner’s neighbor. 

Stark’s recounts the scene she witnessed last Friday as Fort Wayne narcotics detectives served a drug warrant at a home located on the 4300 block of South Park Ave.   According to court documents, meth paraphernalia was found inside the home.   

“There were police dogs barking around and it seemed like a lot of cars were in the neighborhood,” said Starks. 

 According to a police report, Marcus Falkner lives at the home and was arrested Friday at Wayne High School, where he works as an administrative assistant..

“Everybody is human, so you never know what's going in someone’s life,” said Michelle Williams, a Wayne High School parent. 

Wayne administrators  sent the following statement home to parents. 

"Friday a Wayne employee was arrested on drug charges.  At this time, FWCS has no reason to believe that there was ever any connection to the school or that any students were involved.  Due to the seriousness of the charges, the employee is now on leave from Wayne.”

“It would concern me more if he was selling to the kids but like I said you never know what’s going on in someone’s life,” said Williams. 

Falkner was put in handcuffs and arrested as police searched his office at Wayne.  Police documents go on to say that he was taken out of the school and gave the arresting officers permission to search his car.  A receipt from a pharmacy was found, showing that somebody had been denied from purchasing pseudoephedrine---the main ingredient required to make meth.   

“When you are in a position to be over young people you should try and be held to a higher standard,” said Williams.    

Falkner was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.    

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