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Police: Woman Arrested For Teaching Class Under The Influence

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Scott County woman is in jail after police say she showed up to work intoxicated.

Police were dispatched to Royal Springs Middle School to reports of a teacher yelling and cursing at a class full of 11-13 years old. When police arrived, they found Brook Ellen West in the classroom.

According to an arrest citation, officers could detect the odor of alcohol. West admitted to drinking four shots of vodka around 11 a.m. A breathalyzer indicated a .317 presence of alcohol.

She has been charged with public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Scott County Schools released the following statement, “On Monday, April 15, 2019, a substitute reported to Royal Spring Middle School to fill a half-day opening in the afternoon. The substitute demonstrated erratic behavior. School staff acted immediately upon learning of this behavior. Scott County Sheriff’s Department escorted the substitute off school grounds later charging her with alcohol intoxication. The individual is no longer employed by Scott County Schools in any capacity.”

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa is the Executive Producer of Digital Content at LEX 18.
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