(Associated Press) An Arizona school teacher showed up to class drunk and continued drinking throughout the day, authorities said Thursday.
Students at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley called the school's main office Wednesday afternoon after Kathleen Jardine began cursing and yelling at them. The school's principal and a responding deputy met with Jardine. According to the deputy, Jardine initially denied being intoxicated. She later admitted that she had been drinking the night before, that morning and during lunch in her classroom.
The math teacher had a blood alcohol concentration level of .205, two-and-a-half times the legal limit for drivers. A school security officer found a bottle of vodka, a bottle of white wine and a bottle of Sunny D orange juice in her classroom. Authorities said Jardine told them she took a cab to school for fear she was too inebriated to drive.
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