SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A Terra Linda High School teacher was taken from her classroom Wednesday and arrested on public intoxication and child endangerment charges.
San Rafael Police officers were dispatched to Terra Linda High School at 11:51 am to investigate a report of a teacher possibly being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Upon arrival, they discovered that after a school employee raised concerns, an administrator had entered a classroom where Teagen Leonhart was teaching and removed her because she was showing signs of intoxication.
Officers interviewed Leonhart, who initially denied having consumed alcohol. He consented to a preliminary alcohol screening test that showed he was more than three times over the legal limit (if he was driving).
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When confronted with the test results, she admitted to consuming some alcohol that morning.
The investigation revealed that Leonhart taught classes all morning and was responsible for the safety of 53 children during his workday. It was the officer’s opinion that due to his level of intoxication, Leonhart could not provide for the safety of the children while they were in his classroom.
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Teagen Leonhart, a 46-year-old San Anselmo resident, was booked into the Marin County Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment.