Substitute Teacher in Kentucky Accused of Downing 4 Shots of Vodka in Class, Endangering Kids

Brook Ellen West appears in a booking photo released by the Scott County Detention Center in Kentucky in April 2019.

Brook Ellen West appears in a booking photo released by the Scott County Detention Center in Kentucky in April 2019.

A substitute teacher in Kentucky has been jailed for allegedly endangering middle school students by teaching while drunk.

WKYT-TV reports 32-year-old Brook Ellen West was arrested Monday on charges of public intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Scott County Sheriff’s deputies say she told authorities she had four shots of vodka while teaching a class at Royal Springs Middle School in Georgetown. They say she smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on her feet, yelled and cursed at the children, and had a blood alcohol content level of .317.

Scott County Schools says the teacher is no longer employed by the district in any capacity.

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