California teacher, 46, is arrested after teaching a class while drunk and stoned

A California high school teacher was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly teaching her students while drunk, stoned and high on prescription drugs.

Terra Linda High School teacher Teagan Leonhart, 46, of San Anselmo, was jailed in Marin County Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment after a school administrator called the police to report that an instructor was under the influence at 11:51 a.m.

She was removed from the classroom and questioned by police – initially she denied drinking that morning but admitted to drinking after a breathalyzer returned with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.24%, police said.

Before being fired, Leonhart taught 53 students in her class that day, police said.

She was booked into Marin County Jail and has since been released – the school administration told DailyMail.com Leonhart is now on paid administrative leave.

High School teacher, Teagan Leonhart of San Anselmo, 46 ​​(pictured), was jailed in Marin County Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment after a school administrator school called police to report an instructor under the influence at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday.” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

Terra Linda High School teacher, Teagan Leonhart of San Anselmo, 46 ​​(pictured), was jailed in Marin County Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment after a school administrator school called police to report an instructor under the influence at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday.

Terra Linda High School in San Rafael is a 'high performing' school with 1,039 students enrolled in the top 25% of <a class=high schools in California, according to PrepScholar” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

Terra Linda High School in San Rafael is a ‘high performing’ school with 1,039 students enrolled in the top 25% of high schools in California, according to PrepScholar

“A school employee alerted a school administrator that he believed a teacher was under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said San Francisco Police Department Lt. Dan Drink. Raphael. KRON4.

“The administrator went into the classroom where the teacher, Teagan Leonhart, was teaching. The administrator saw that Leonhart was showing signs of intoxication and removed her from class.

When questioned by officers, Leonhart allegedly denied drinking alcohol before coming to class, police said. But a breathalyzer revealed the English teacher’s blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit for driving a car.

“When confronted with the test results, [Leonhart] admitted to drinking alcohol that morning,” Fink said.

Fink said the San Rafael officer, who is a certified drug recognition expert, determined that Leonhart was not only drunk, but under the influence of marijuana and a prescription drug.

“It was the opinion of the DRE officer that due to his level of intoxication, Leonhart was unable to keep the children safe while they were in his class.”

Leonhart has been teaching at Terra Linda High for ten years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Leonhart has been teaching at Terra Linda High for ten years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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Terra Linda High School principal Katy Dunlap told DailyMail.com that Leonhart was on paid administrative leave following the incident.

Leonhart was taken to Marin County Jail, but does not appear to be currently being held there, according to jail records.

Katy Dunlap, director of Terra Linda, told DailyMail.com that Leonhart was on paid administrative leave following the incident.

“Terra Linda High School does not comment on personnel matters. The safety and wellbeing of our students is my top priority,” she wrote in an email.

“Principal Katy Dunlap contacted students and families via email.”

Terra Linda High School in San Rafael is a “high performing” school with 1,039 students enrolled in 25% of all high schools in California, according to PrepScholar.

Earlier this month she asked her friends on Facebook for science fiction and fantasy recommendations for a unit in her class - and said she was inviting an author who has written a book about 'lesbian gunslingers' in space

Earlier this month she asked her friends on Facebook for science fiction and fantasy recommendations for a unit in her class – and said she was inviting an author who has written a book about ‘lesbian gunslingers’ in space” to talk with his students.

Leonhart has been teaching at Terra Linda High for ten years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Earlier this month she asked her friends on Facebook for science fiction and fantasy recommendations for a unit in her class – and said she was inviting an author who has written a book about ‘bandits armed lesbians in space ” to come and talk with her students.

“I’m doing this because I think kids will grow up, and I want to learn more about these genres myself,” she wrote.

“I met a woman whose daughter wrote and published (age 24) a novel about ‘lesbian rebels in space’. my quest.

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