Fairfield School Psychologist Faces Drug Charges, Quits [Updated]

Twenty-seven-year-old Krista Salvioli was pulled over and arrested by Stratford police.


Update, Jan. 9

According to a report in the Fairfield Citizen, North Stratfield School Principal Deborah Jackson alerted parents through an email that Krista Salvioli resigned from her job today for "personal reasons."

Original Story, Jan. 6

Krista Salvioli, a 27-year-old psychologist at Fairfield’s was arrested with a friend for drug charges by Stratford Police on Wednesday.

According to the , a vehicle driven by Salvioli, of Bridgeport, was pulled over on Old Honeyspot Road for having an obscured license plate. Police reportedly saw her move her right arm to the center of the car. The officer asked for her license and registration and noticed she was nervously shaking while obscuring part of the center console with her hand. The officer noticed a pipe used for smoking crack cocaine in plain view and asked her about it.

“What pipe?” she reportedly said.

The officer pointed to it and she replied, “This can’t happen, I’m a teacher!”

Police found a glass pipe with crack cocaine rocks on the passenger, Peter Fiore, 34, of Wilton. He allegedly struggled as police patted him down.

Later, more paraphernalia was found inside the vehicle – such as a bobby pin police say is “used as a push rod for smoking crack cocaine.”

Salvioli was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500. Fiore was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with an officer. Bail was set at $5,000. They were both given a court date of Jan. 12 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

honey1 January 06, 2012 at 11:02 PM
An obscured license plate is often a plate covered with tinted plexiglass, which makes identification difficult. I tend to think that anyone who does this has something to hide. Can't think of another reason why someone would want to make it hard to read their plate. As for a 27 year-old as a school psychologist - if she has completed the required education, they consider her qualified, regardless of her age. Someone with more life experience probably wouldn't accept the starting salary. Obviously in this case, she is not mature enough for the position. Shouldn't be an issue, as no doubt she won't be seeing the inside of a school again after a drug arrest.
momof3 January 06, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Fairfield Resident---Are you kidding me?!?! You are criticizing the police?!?! No comment about the fact that a school psychologist of an elementary school apparently seems to be into crack cocaine.
Nicole Howard January 07, 2012 at 02:59 AM
It is very unfortunate that this situation occurred, it's is sad that this young woman has ruined her life and lost the trust of everyone. It is however very short sighted to think that she is the only person in a position of your trust that uses or is addicted to drugs. Drug abuse is rampant in many trusted professions, pilots, physicians, nurses, clergy, bus drivers, and service people whom you allow in your home. To crucify a young woman for bad choices or an addiction is the wrong tactic. Lean on your school system to perform random drug tests on teachers. This "shocking behavior" could have been dealt with prior to her arrest. To think that Fairfield is immune to such issues is nieve. Better to hope she gets the help she needs and that this incident will spur stronger drug testing protocol.
Dom DeCicco January 07, 2012 at 03:37 AM
You must be a teacher or the spouse of a teacher or something like that. That's what you took from this story? I say nice job by the cops. Good job in detecting something that her employer didn't seem to pick up on. Do they do drug screanings on school employees?
Dom DeCicco January 07, 2012 at 03:43 AM
The strange thing is that on the school site it identifies that school psychologist as Krista Horn. Maybe there was a mistake or something?
mark January 07, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Fairfield board of ed has to do a better job in screening it's employees. i'm sure in these economic times there has to be better teachers to guide your childrens futures.Both of my sons attended n stratfied school some twenty yrs. ago, If this had occured while my sons were attending Some one would have had to answer to me. As a community and a country we allow way to much slip by all of us. like the state workers who file false claims to get reimbursed for the damage cause by irene or how about the cops who killed the kids in milford driving 100 mph. does anyone know what became of those cops.
kristen tierney January 07, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Krista was a phenomenal professional psychologist at our school. Hopefully there is more to this story. If not, I hope that this is a turning point.
southport resident January 08, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I find it curious that judgement is passed on people before all of the facts have been presented....
just sayin' January 08, 2012 at 04:49 AM
My mother used to say, "show me your friends and I will show you who you are."
Alrick H Man IV January 09, 2012 at 04:17 AM
all people make bad choices in life this is just a blaring example. She deserves the same chance any one else does in having her employer reach out and give her an offer of help it's also the law. Despite what all of you people who have left cynical or degrading comments about her
John Doe January 09, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Fairfield Resident criticizes the police every chance he gets. He believes everyone is innocent and that the police are corrupt and are just out to ruin people's lives. People need to drop the false sense of security they have in this town. Read the papers...in the past year there have been several home invasions, a murder suspect out of Mass was found, hundreds of cara were broken into, several cars were stolen, there were numerous assaults, countless drug and narcotic arrests, tons of burglaries, several robberies and several stolen vehicles were recovered after high speed purists. Yup, that's the actual town you live in. Open your eyes!!! Or keep one open for that matter and remember how close to Bridgport, Norwalk and New Haven you actually are.
Jim Eastwood January 09, 2012 at 09:46 AM
Good Morning Fair?? Field Look a Teacher especially one that deals with faily and children;s future must be held to a much Higher Standard What happened Who is she to make the remark that she made to the Police--doe's she think she is above the Law or was she stoned.??? In a Town that has a substance abuse problem- the kids and the adults, is this tolerated.?? Quite frankly Fire Her !!! I understand also that your are correct about the last name, is she married ??? or indera different name?? What was she doing in that part of town ?? at that time???? Sight seeing ????? Wake Up and use this as an example to the rest of the Education staff !! Have a Great Day !!
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 01:51 PM
WRONG: It is more often than not a Dealership License Plate Frame that is "obscuring" the license plate.
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 01:52 PM
That's not waht your mother said.
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Dear momof3rugrats: I'll let the courts decide her guilt or innocence......not a public forum on the internet.
Blubby January 09, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Fairfield Resident, you say "Wrong" That it's a dealership thing, how do you know so much? I have read many police blotters and I can not recall any traffic stops referring to dealership frames. Help me out here. And you also know what her mother said!!!!????? Too much.
Barb Capossele January 09, 2012 at 04:34 PM
" Let he who is without sin cast the first stone ".
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I speak from experience Blubby. I was pulled over once for an "obstructed license plate" and the officer explained to me that the dealer's license plate frame was covering the word "Connecticut" on my license plate. While it isn't a big ticket $$$ wise, nor a moving violation, they use it as an excuse to pull you over to find other more serious violations like expired registration, no driver's license, drugs, etc. It's a fishing expidition for them. Just like how they pull people over for not having a front license plate (OMG!!! What a Crime!!!!). The hillarious part is one sees those stupid dealership license plate frames on tons of cars everyday. Some are bigger than others and "obscure" more of the license plate than others....but the police can still call you out on it they feel like it. I make the dealer take them off any car I buy now before I leave the lot. Have a Blessed Day!
John Doe January 09, 2012 at 08:10 PM
wow that's real mature....shows just how seriously we should all take each of your posts.
John Doe January 09, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Blubby....I have come to the conclusion that it is not even worth the time to argue with him. "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Blubby January 09, 2012 at 10:38 PM
John Doe, I'm not arguing with him, I'm just trying to understand where he is coming from. He thinks those stupid license plate frames are just an excuse to pull someone over and find more serious violations like drugs. Woo Hoo, I'm all for that, I think it's called using what ever tools you have in your tool box to get the job done as long as it's legal. If it gets drunk drivers off the street, great, if it gets drugs off the street, great, if it finds people who are wanted for other crimes, fantastic!! If it means I was inconvenienced for a few minutes and sent away, so what. Even if I did get a ticket shame on me for trying to beat the rules, I get it. In this case it apparently found someone who uses, or at least hangs with people who use drugs, and works with children, although this will be determined in a court of law. I do believe, Innocent Until Proven Guilty.
John Doe January 09, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Very well said Blubby. And not that I meant you were arguing with him...just that his comments tend to spin my head and give me a headache based on how little thought he must have given it before clicking Submit. I'm not sure why anyone would be against using any of those so called "tools" to make this town safer. As I mentioned in a previous post on this site...the crime in this town has increased significantly. Good on the PD for taking a stand and doing their job to recify that issue. Tax dollars hard at work! Not that they even get paid enough anyway, but that's another story entirely. If you don't like it then move!
Fairfield native January 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM
This is from Wikipedia In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
Tom January 10, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Not sure breaking the law protects you like that. Pluss, the felony thing is tough when you're working with kids. We're going to suggest that the people of Fairfield should pick up the cost of this? What would her employer have to do with her being accused of driving in Stratford with crack?
Pi January 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM
The woman was found trying to hide a crack pipe. I don't know what other facts need to come out. This isn't an episode of Perry Mason. This is a hard drug user that had a close relationship to kids.
mark January 10, 2012 at 02:23 PM
she's guilty by association having a crack pipe on the dash board. it's seems she might have been setting herself up for help by being caught, just a thought.
john wazyneiski June 01, 2012 at 03:39 AM
you people are so quick to trust the police. I'm not saying there all bad but plenty of them will smug or exaggerate on police reports. you can't just assume what is told to you is exactly how everything happened. assuming she guilty just because you read it on the Internet is ignorant .
mark June 01, 2012 at 11:01 AM
John She has done something wrong, as far as ignorant i think not i raised a lawyer and their is a judge in my extended family what is your credentials.
john wazyneiski June 01, 2012 at 03:58 PM
so because your child is a lawyer your the genius on this. all I'm saying is jut because the police said it happen the way it did doesn't mean that's how it's happened. I was once beaten by a police officer who then wrote in the police report that he broke up a fight between me and one of my friends. and it is innocent until proven guilty. nothing has been proven yet and you all are hanging her. and honestly mark you sound ignorant just by saying that you are not since their are certain professions within ur family. I myself being a lawyer did not but that out as my defense. I just said what I was thinking. wasn't trying to hide behind anything and trying to claim that I have credentials just because I have a lawyer and judge in my "extended family" that makes them have credentials not you.
mark June 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
John Read my other comments on this issue,she is guilty by association I clearly wouldn't want here around or guiding my children as a special ed teacher,you sir are the same ,you are twisted anyone who dosen't agree with you is ignorant you think like the police.You did get one thing right about the police, similar incident happen to me in westport fall of 2010 .i let an officer rip into me . but he came back with his head between his legs when he found out who my family was , i also made report of it. And then let it go, i don't have time for it.If you are a lawyer fight the good fight like taking on our gov for exploiting illegal workers within the system you work . but i bet you won't because of the money.


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