Frenship Teacher And Coach Busted On Drug Charges - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/1/08

Frenship Teacher And Coach Busted On Drug Charges

29-year-old Ryan Glenn is being processed through the Lubbock County Jail, booked on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of a controlled substance.

You'll recall it was Thursday night during NewsChannel 11 at 10, we exclusively brought you the raid on Glenn's home near Higginbothem Park off 19th Street.  Heroin, hydro marijuana and marijuana plants recovered from Glenn's house.

Lubbock Police busted Glenn and another man Thursday afternoon for attempting to mail these drugs. Early Friday, Frenship ISD officials held a news conference about Ryan Glenn - a teacher and coach for the district for the last two years.

"As of today, Mr. Glenn is no longer employed by Frenship ISD as a resignation has been submitted. The district has no evidence that during his employment that Mr. Glenn engaged in any illegal activity during school time," said Linsae Snider with Frenship ISD.

This alleged crime has the town of Wolfforth stunned by the news of Glenn. According to those we talked to who know him, Glenn was a good teacher, an encouraging coach, and a friend. And never did they think he would the suspect in a felony investigation.

"He was one of our football coaches, he was a cool guy, you know we always used to joke around with him and he encouraged us to work hard," said Frenship 8th grader Cayman Ancell.

Ancell played football for Glenn at Frenship Middle School last year. He says he was looking forward to playing for Glenn again this season.

"We're all just shocked when we heard this. He told us to work hard and when I heard this, you know I was just disappointed in him," added Ancell.

Colton Ancell is going to be a senior at Frenship High School and says the 29-year-old World Geography teacher was admired by many.

"A young guy and cool and would joke around with us and at the same time be a teacher and someone that knew the line between being a friend and being teacher and just someone really I thought was a good influence," said Ancell.

Glenn has been living in Lubbock since 1998 and has coached at Frenship Middle School and taught at the high school for the last two years.

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