The 52-year-old was teaching at Brookland-Cayce School in Sacremento when she was seen drinking from an open box of wine in her purse, according to an incident report from the Lexington Country Sheriff’s Department seen by
Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee was alleged to be so drunk that by the time a school administrator was alerted she had to be taken to the nurse’s office in a wheelchair and transported to a local hospital.
She was later arrested and now faces a disorderly conduct charge.
The Lexington School District told WDSU in a statement: ‘On Friday, March 10, 2017, it was reported to the Administration of Brookland-Cayce School that a Substitute
teacher was behaving 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 provide substitute teachers.
‘The Administration responded immediately, removing the substitute from the classroom and sending her to the School Resource Officer. The District has been advised that law enforcement has filed criminal charges against the Kelly employee.
Writer: Toby Meyjes for Metro.co.uk