Former Edmond substitute arrested for allegedly providing marijuana to students

EDMOND, Okla. - A former substitute teacher's turned herself in to the Oklahoma County Jail on Monday morning on two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing marijuana while at her home.

The allegations against 40-year-old Heather Diane Lytle surfaced back in April, when Lytle was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School in Edmond.

According to the original police report, an assistant principal contacted police and showed them messages on a student’s phone on the Snapchat app.

In one message, Lytle allegedly talked about being high and asked the student “which is the better feeling: having sex? Or getting high?”

The student told police “he felt that she wanted to have sex with him but she never attempted or straight out told him that.”

When Lytle showed up to sub at the school the next day, police met with her and asked to look at her phone.

She ended up complying but told police “she was hesitant to have them look at her phone because she didn’t want anything on there misunderstood.”

Police took her phone and also had a K9 sniff around her car in the parking lot where they allegedly found marijuana residue.

According to the probably cause affidavit, “There was text communication found on the defendant’s phone which showed that she was communicating with the students about marijuana use and the purchase of marijuana. The defendant actually picked up one of the students and drove him to an unknown location, where she purchased marijuana. Another student disclosed that she provided him marijuana at her residence on two occasions.”

A spokesperson for the Edmond School District sent us the following statement:

“Heather Lytle has not worked for Edmond Public Schools since April 4, 2016. Her background check, completed in January 2016, revealed no infractions. She will not be returning as an employee.”

District officials tell us Lytle was only employed as a substitute at Santa Fe High School for a total of 14.5 days.

From Feb. 2006 to Sept. 2007, she was a cafeteria worker at Cheyenne Middle School.

She was rehired in 2012 as a teaching assistant at Sunset Elementary and then moved to Charles Haskell Elementary.

She resigned from being a teaching assistant in May of 2015.