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57-year-old drunk teacher arrested after drinking alcohol at school during lunch

By Mason White 11:04 AM August 18, 2014
Kathleen Jardine 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after being caught drinking at school during lunch, police in Arizona said.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said that they arrested 57-year-old Kathleen Jardine of Chandler, after being accused of drinking at the Poston Butte High School.

She was cited for consumption of alcohol in public after she admitted to drinking in her classroom during lunch on Wednesday.

Jardine could also face a charge of disorderly conduct.

The investigation began when a student in the math class called the main office of the school to report that Jardine was intoxicated and yelling at students.

A school resource officer who arrived at the scene, said that he noticed Jardine was extremely intoxicated.

Initially Jardine denied drinking any alcohol, but later admitted that she drank on Tuesday night, Wednesday morning before school and during lunch in her classroom.

A breathalyzer test showed that Jardine’s blood alcohol content was at 0.205, nearly three times the legal driving limit.

A school security officer went to get her purse and discovered a half full bottle of vodka, one empty bottle of white wine and a half full bottle of Sunny D.

Six students in the class reported that she was intoxicated, and yelling and cursing at students.