A South Carolina substitute teacher who was supposedly so drunk she vomited in class and required hospitalization also drank from a box of wine in front of students.
A Lexington County Sheriff’s Department incident report detailed how an intoxicated Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee, 52, couldn’t stand and was throwing up when a school administrator arrived.
The State reported that administration removed the tipsy teacher in a wheelchair and sent her to the student resource officer (SRO). She was held in the nurse’s office until EMS transported her to Lexington Medical Center for treatment.
Brookland-Cayce High School students claimed Richards-Gartee was consuming wine during class, according to WIS. Authorities said they recovered an open container of alcohol on the 52-year-old.
On Monday, Lexington School District Two released a statement explaining Friday morning’s incident.
“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.”
Authorities charged Richards-Gartee with disorderly conduct on Friday. This story pales in comparison to the Oklahoma teacher who showed up drunk, pantless, and shoeless for her first day of work.
Lorie Ann Hill, 49, allegedly told cops she had a screwdriver (vodka and orange juice) on her way to work. Authorities claimed she admitted to having alcohol stocked in her car which was parked in the school parking lot.
“She was found in an empty classroom by an assistant principal,” Wagoner Police Department Chief Bob Haley told ABC News. “
He found her with no pants on. He has never seen her before.”
Hill was charged with public intoxication.