NEWPORT, Pa. (AP) — A teacher who appeared to be passed out at his desk in a central Pennsylvania high school classroom has been placed on leave and banned from school grounds indefinitely.
Newport School District Superintendent Ryan Neuhard says state police were asked to investigate after “the teacher appeared to be intoxicated and was in possession of alcohol.”READ MORE: ACCT Philly Searching For Volunteers To Join Itty Bitty Kitty Committee To Bottle-Feed Newborn Kittens Overnight
That happened at Newport High School in Perry County about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the teacher was removed from the classroom by school administrators, and that students were taken to an unspecified “safe location.”READ MORE: North Philadelphia Church Pastor Mark Hatcher Accused Of Sexually Abusing 3 Minors
State police say in a news release they planned to charge the teacher with endangering the welfare of children. The Associated Press was not identifying the 49-year-old man from Liverpool because the charges had yet to be filed Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Investigation Underway After Fatal Police-Involved Shooting During Well-Being Check In Malvern, Chester County DA Says
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