Arizona Teacher Accused of Intoxication at School
(Gilbert, Arizona) A 57-year-old math teacher at Poston Butte High School, Kathleen Jardine, faces charges stemming from the alleged consumption of alcohol at school.
A school security officer went to Jardine's classroom to get her purse and discovered a half full 750 ml bottle of Fleischmann’s Vodka, an empty single serving size bottle of Beringer white wine and a half full bottle of Sunny D. Jardine confirmed the alcohol belonged to her.Jardine faces counts of consumption of alcohol in public and disorderly conduct.
The school resource deputy interviewed six of the student witnesses from the class. They reported she was intoxicated, was yelling at students and cursing.
"The Florence Unified School District has a close working relationship with our office to ensure the safety and security of their students," said Sheriff Paul Babeu. "School officials immediately took action and notified our school resource deputy as soon as they discovered Jardine was intoxicated."