Substitute teacher accused of being drunk in class
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A substitute teacher in central Florida has been arrested after authorities say she showed up drunk in a classroom of second-graders.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that 52-year-old Holly Joel faces charges of disorderly intoxication, child neglect and disturbing the peace.
Police officers in Sanford say a school secretary and another staffer became suspicious of Joel while she supervised a classroom of students Tuesday.
When a principal asked her to stand, she stumbled and fell. She also was unable to answer what day of the week it was.
A Sanford police officer says Joel had a water bottle filled with a pink liquid that was alcohol. The officer also says her breath smelled of alcohol and she slurred her speech.
The newspaper says a phone number for Joel was disconnected.