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Local news outlet WKYT reported that police were called to Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown, Ky., on Monday after school officials noticed that 32-year-old substitute teacher Brooke Ellen West was acting in an “erratic” manner. West reportedly smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on her feet and, according to one kid in class, shouted and cursed at students. West was in charge of teaching students aged 11 to 13.
Police said that West admitted having taken four shots of vodka around 11 a.m. that morning, at which point they arrested her for alcohol intoxication in a public place and endangering the welfare of a minor. Her breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol content of .317.
The school district confirmed that West has been fired.
"On Monday, April 15, 2019, a substitute reported to Royal Spring Middle School to fill a half-day opening in the afternoon,” a statement to WKYT read. The substitute demonstrated erratic behavior. School staff acted immediately upon learning of this behavior. Scott County Sheriff’s Department escorted the substitute off school grounds later charging her with alcohol intoxication. The individual is no longer employed by Scott County Schools in any capacity."
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