(FOX40.COM) — An elementary school teacher was arrested on Monday after allegedly being under the influence of alcohol on campus, according to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office.
At 8:19 a.m., deputies responded to Nuestro Elementary School, located between Yuba City and Live Oak, after reports came in that a school staff member was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Deputies arrived to the school and found the teacher, who is from Yuba City, as she instructed her class.
Deputies determined that she “displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence,” the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies were also shown a video of the woman driving to school. After a failed sobriety test, the teacher was arrested on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment.
The sheriff’s office said that the teacher’s blood alcohol content level was two times the legal limit nearly two hours after the deputies’ first contact with her.
Parents of the students in the classroom were notified by school administration officials, the sheriff’s office said.
The district is searching for a long-term substitute as they wait to learn more about the fait of the teacher. It is unclear if the teacher is still employed with the district.