Cherish Rednour

Elementary school teacher who allegedly snorted pills in class is jailed a second time

A former teacher in Kentucky who was arrested in February for allegedly snorting pills in front of her students was arrested Sunday after allegedly not coming to court.

WTVQ reported that Cherish Rednour, 42, was jailed for failing to appear in a Menifee County court to face a wanton endangerment charge. The ex-educator was scheduled to be in court last Thursday for a pretrial hearing, according to the New York Post.

Rednour grabbed headlines in February when two Menifee Elementary students allegedly witnessed her cut up a pill with a credit card and snort it. Students “also said that she was slumped over her desk and it appeared that it was hard for her to stay awake,” according to an arrest citation acquired by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

A deputy who responded to the scene reportedly conducted a field sobriety test and found that the desk and credit card had traces of “white residue.” Rednour also had a tampon applicator inside her bra that resembled a small cut straw, the newspaper reported.

WTVQ reported that Rednour was ultimately charged with three drug-related charges and indicted on the wanton endangerment charge in connection with February’s incident. According to the Post, the former teacher isn’t listed as being in custody as of Tuesday.

[Featured Image: Cherish Rednour/Montgomery County Jail]