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Substitute teacher arrested for being drunk

Posted at 8:29 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 08:29:09-05

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A substitute teacher in central Florida has been arrested after authorities say she showed up drunk in a classroom of second-graders.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/220rqrV) reports that 52-year-old Holly Joel faces charges of disorderly intoxication, child neglect and disturbing the peace.

Police officers in Sanford say a school secretary and another staffer became suspicious of Joel while she supervised a classroom of students Tuesday.

When a principal asked her to stand, she stumbled and fell. She also was unable to answer what day of the week it was.

A Sanford police officer says Joel had a water bottle filled with a pink liquid that was alcohol. The officer also says her breath smelled of alcohol and she slurred her speech.

The newspaper says a phone number for Joel was disconnected.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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