Some Oklahoma high school kids probably didn’t expect the learning experience they received earlier this week when a substitute teacher was arrested after reportedly being found drunk in a classroom.
According to The Blaze, April Chamberlain was arrested on Wednesday by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office for public intoxication while substituting in a biology class.
Two students at Millwood High School apparently reported the 30-year-old Chamberlain was drunk and passed out in a classroom.
"It took a while for her to open her eyes and acknowledge the deputy was there. Once she did, there was a strong odor of alcohol and her speech was slurred, so it was obvious she was drinking," Mark Myers, public information director for the sheriff's office, told KOKH.
Chamberlain reportedly used profanity with students and appeared disoriented during one class and a deputy found an empty 375 ml bottle of Whiskey inside her purse.
"This is just a bad incident all the way around,” Myers added. “Fortunately, we had a deputy that was local there and was able to get her and get her in to jail and hopefully she'll get the help she needs."
Millwood Public Schools Superintendent Cecilia Robinson noted that Chamberlain underwent a criminal background check before she was hired, as do all employees of the district.
"This was a substitute, a temporary employee, not someone who's around their children every day and so parents need not be concerned that we are exposing their children to someone who could place them in harm or danger," Robinson said.