Kentucky substitute teacher, Brook Ellen West arrested after turning up to teach class under the influence of alcohol- having downed four shots of vodka prior.
A substitute teacher in Kentucky who allegedly downed four shots of vodka prior to teaching her middle school class has been arrested for teaching while under the influence.
Come Monday, Brook Ellen West, 32, was charged with public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor WKYT-TV reported.
Police say the educator swore at the children, aged 11 to 13, was observed being unsteady on her feet, ‘reeking’ of drink- along with having a very high blood-alcohol level when tested.
Scott County Sheriff’s deputies said West admitted to drinking four shots of vodka while teaching a class at Royal Springs Middle School in Georgetown.
West even cursed at the children in front of police and had a blood alcohol content level of .317. Of note, Kentucky’s legal BAC for driving is 0.08% – with West having a BAC nearly four times the legal allowed limit.
Brook Ellen West no longer employed by school district:
Following the teacher’s arrest, Scott County Schools released a statement saying West was no longer employed by the district.
Read a statement released by Scott County Schools, ‘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.’
During questioning, West admitted having begun drinking earlier the day starting from 11am prior to her class starting just on 3pm.
West is charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Not immediately clear is whether the educator had previously taught at the district inebriated and what addiction treatment she may have since sought.