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.
WISTV in Columbia reported that Richards-Gartee was so intoxicated that she threw up on the floor of the classroom.
Richards-Gartee was taken to a hospital. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.
The school district released a statement saying Richards-Gartee was not a district employee, but instead worked for a third-party company that helps to provide substitutes.