A South Carolina high school substitute teacher was accused by her students of drinking wine during class Friday — and an open box of wine was found in her bag, WIS-TV reported, citing a Lexington County Sheriff's Department incident report.
But that wasn't all.
Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee, 52, reportedly threw up on the floor of the Brookland-Cayce High School classroom, WIS said, adding that she couldn't stand up when an administrator arrived and had to be rolled to the nurse's office in a wheelchair before being taken to a hospital.
Richards-Gartee was arrested after the incident, the station reported, adding in a separate story that she was charged with disorderly conduct.
WIS said that she is not an employee of Lexington School District Two but works for an outside vendor.
The district released the following statement on Monday, the station said:
On Friday, March 10, 2017, it was reported to the Administration of Brookland-Cayce School that a substitute teacher was behaving erratically and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. This substitute is not an employee of the District, but works for Kelly Services. Kelly contracts with the District to provide substitute teachers.
The Administration responded immediately, removing the substitute from the classroom and sending her to the School Resource Officer. The District has been advised that law enforcement has filed criminal charges against the Kelly employee.