Police: Kentucky substitute teacher took 4 vodka shots while teaching

A substitute teacher at a Kentucky middle school has been arrested after police said she was teaching while drunk.

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Brook Ellen West, 32, was arrested Monday after police said she admitted to taking four vodka shots while teaching a class at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown, WKYT-TV reported.

Police said in an arrest citation that West smelled like alcohol and was uneasy on her feet, The Louisville Courier Journal reported. A breathalyzer test showed West had a .31 blood alcohol content.

A student said West was yelling and cursing at the students, according to WKYT-TV.

West has been charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to jail records.

A Scott County Schools spokesperson released the following statement to WKYT-TV:

"On Monday, April 15, 2019, a substitute reported to Royal Spring Middle School to fill a half-day opening in the afternoon. The substitute demonstrated erratic behavior. School staff acted immediately upon learning of this behavior. Scott County Sheriff’s Department escorted the substitute off school grounds later charging her with alcohol intoxication. The individual is no longer employed by Scott County Schools in any capacity."

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