SALT LAKE CITY -- A preschool teacher working with autistic children in her first job after college has quit her post at a Pleasant Grove, Utah, elementary school after authorities learned she was drunk in the classroom.
Alpine School District spokeswoman Rhonda Bromley says school administrators and police questioned the teacher after an anonymous tip.
Bromley says three other adults were present at all times in the classroom and the teacher was removed immediately after the tip. The spokeswoman said the teacher did not appear drunk or smell like alcohol.
Bromley says police gave the teacher a field sobriety test that proved she was intoxicated, and then gave her a citation.
Bromley says the woman resigned immediately. She was a first-year teacher who had worked at the school for a couple of weeks.