ATHENS, Ala. – Authorities say an Alabama high school teacher was convicted for drunk in the classroom.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young tells news outlets that the 40-year-old Gladys Mae Edwards was Tuesday arrested and charged with public intoxication and illegal possession of prohibited liquor after the students from Tanner High School reported she was “weird.”
Young said a liquor bottle was found near the family and consumer science teacher’s desk.
Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk said Edwards has been placed on paid leave pending the investigation, and he will advise you how the school should deal with the question of her employment.
Edwards was held on $1,000 bond and could not be released until they are sober. She was not on the list of active inmates on Wednesday.
It is unclear whether she has a lawyer.