Lexington County deputies: Substitute was drunk in class

Published: Mar. 11, 2017 at 5:01 PM EST
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) -- Lexington County deputies have charged a substitute teacher they say was drunk while in class at Brookland-Cayce High School.

Authorities tell local media outlets 52-year-old Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee was charged Friday with disorderly conduct.

Deputies say an administrator at the Cayce school notified a resource officer at the school that the substitute was drunk. Authorities say Richards-Gartee had an open container of alcohol.

Richards-Gartee was taken to a hospital. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.

(Copyright 2017. Associated Press)