Substitute Teacher Vomits In Class, Officers Find Box Of Wine In Purse

A substitute teacher may have unintentionally taught her students a lesson about the dangers of booze on the job.

Police in Lexington County, South Carolina, saidJudith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee was allegedly so intoxicated during class on Friday that she reportedly vomited on the classroom floor ,~ ATAGEND according to WIS TV.

Officers who arrived on the vistum said they found a box of wine in the doubts purse.

Administrators atBrookland-Cayce High School in Cayce announced police around 9:45 a.m. after noticing Richards-Gartee allegedly acting in a manner that indicates she might be under the influence of alcohol.

A deputy from the Lexington County Sheriffs Office reported investigating a box of wine in her handbag. Students in the class told the patrolman Richards-Gartee was allegedly devouring the wine during class.

The officercharged Richards-Gartee with disorderly behaviorbefore secreting her to paramedics who took her to the hospital, according to The Smoking Gun.

TheLexington School District Two released a statement on Monday explaining that Richards-Gartee wasnt actually employed by them.

On Friday, March 10, 2017, it was reported to the Administration of Brookland-Cayce School that a replacement teacher was reacting erratically and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. This substitute is not an employee of the District, but works for Kelly Services. Kelly contracts with the District to afford replacement teachers.

The Administration reacted instantly, removing the replacement from the classroom and mailing her to the School Resource Officer. The District has been advised that law enforcement has registered criminal charges against the Kelly employee.

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