Florida Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Taking Meth and Cocaine Before School and Passing Out in Burger King During His Lunch Break

As a science teacher, Guy Raynak was no stranger to the effects of chemicals, but when he was found passed out at a fast food outlet, he had in his system a cocktail of drugs that would not look out of place at a laboratory.

A police officer raised the alarm when he saw the 44-year-old educator at Shanks Middle School behaving erratically at a Burger King restaurant on West Jefferson Street in Quincy, Florida, WCTV reported.

He was then taken by ambulance to Capital Regional Medical Center where he started to act even more unpredictably, emptying his duffel bag, throwing water around and crawling on the floor.

Gadsden County teacher Guy Raynak
Gadsden County teacher Guy Raynak is accused of taking meth and cocaine before school. He later passed out at a local Burger King, police say. Gadsden County Jail

Gadsden County deputies called to the hospital examined his personal effects which included a sunglasses case with two torch lighters, a rubber ring, a small bag with about 25 Xanax pills and a crushed pill.

Raynak then used the bathroom and exposed himself to a nurse.

According to a police report, when he was in the exam room, "he was intermittently masturbating, urinating on himself and crawling around on the floor," the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

He told doctors that he had taken methamphetamine and cocaine before school and that he left the school at lunchtime and popped a Xanax pill at Burger King. It is not clear whether he had taught any students that morning.

Raynak was taken to the Gadsden County Jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was later released after posting a $2,500 bond.

He has been placed on administrative leave without pay, pending the outcome of the charges and whether he completes a rehabilitation program

Roger Milton, superintendent of Gadsden County Schools said he was unaware whether Raynak was under the influence in front of students, however, under his district's policy, he could still return to work.

"So the policy says under those circumstances, the employee is given an opportunity to participate in the program, and depending upon the court charges and all of that, he could continue his employment with the district," he said.

"He appeared to be a very nice, very personable young man," Milton said, adding, "I'm not aware of any other criminal history or background or problems or any issues.

"We value our employees in Gadsden, so we're hopeful that whatever Mr. Raynak's involvement or situation is, that he would work toward some resolution of it," Tallahassee Democrat reported.