April Chamberlain, a teacher at Millwood High School, was arrested by Oklahoma County Sheriffs deputies. The substitute was found drunk and passed out in the biology class she was supposed to be teaching. According to an October 4 report by KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City, the teacher was arrested for public drunkenness.
It took the arresting deputies a couple of minutes to wake up the drunk teacher. They immediately smelled alcohol on her breath. She was also slurring her speech.
One of the students in the biology class that the teacher was using profanity. April Chamberlain was also stumbling around the room. She had been teaching all day, but no one was aware that she was drunk until school was almost over.
“Public schools are no place for children,” Frank Russell, from Oklahoma City, said. “God only knows how long she had been drunk. She could have shown up that way. Parents send their kids to public schools, thinking it is okay, and they couldn't be anymore wrong. I'm so glad my kids go to a private school.”
An empty bottle of Canadian Whiskey was found inside the drunk teacher's purse. It was unknown when she had started drinking or how long the teacher had been drunk.
April Chamberlain has four children that attend Millwood Elementary School. The Department of Human Services were contacted regarding the incident. The drunk teacher's children were released to their grandparents. The grandparents had been listed as an emergency contact.