Fallon Teacher Accused of Showing Up Drunk at Work Resigns

FALLON (AP) - A Churchill County High School teacher accused of showing up intoxicated at work in April has resigned.

School District Superintendent Carolyn Ross says the teacher has submitted a letter of resignation, effective at the end of the current school year.

Ross says the resignation is - in her words - "a personal situation and in everyone's best interest."

The female English teacher has not been publicly identified.

She was accused of showing up late to work and above the state's.08 legal limit for alcohol.

Fallon Police Chief Russ Brooks says a police officer escorted the teacher off campus at the request of school officials after she failed a preliminary breath test.

He declined to reveal the actual reading, saying only that the teacher failed the test.

Ross says the teacher's resignation will appear June 14th for school board approval.

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