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Substitute Teacher Accused of Being Drunk on the Job

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An Orange County substitute teacher was accused yesterday afternoon of being drunk on the job, and an investigation is now under way by the Sheriff's Department. The teacher, a woman whose identity has not been released, was covering a 6th grade dance class at Carl Hankey in Mission Viejo, a K-8 school in the Capistrano Unified School District, explains KTLA.

The sub's allegedly booziness was first noticed by a student, who told another teacher their sub was having trouble with her balance. According to an OC Sheriff's Department spokesperson, the teacher was taken in to see the principal, who "smelled alcohol on the woman," but rather than send her out to her car to drive herself off campus, the principal called the authorities.

The teacher was gone by the time the authorities arrived, however some of her students from the dance class told them she "had engaged in some sort of misconduct." Those allegations are being looked into by the Sheriff's Department.