Intoxicated Terra Linda High teacher arrested for child endangerment – CBS San Francisco
SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A Terra Linda High School teacher was removed from her class on Wednesday and arrested for public intoxication and child endangerment.
San Rafael police officers were dispatched to Terra Linda High School at 11:51 a.m. to investigate a report from a teacher who may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Upon arrival, they discovered that after a school employee raised concerns, an administrator had walked into a classroom where Teagen Leonhart was teaching and kicked her out because she was showing signs. of intoxication.
Officers interviewed Leonhart who initially denied consuming alcohol. She consented to a preliminary alcohol test which showed she was over three times the legal limit (if driving a vehicle).
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When confronted with the test results, she admitted to having consumed alcohol that morning.
The investigation revealed that Leonhart taught classes all morning and was responsible for the safety of 53 children during his working day. The officer was of the view that due to his level of intoxication, Leonhart was unable to keep the children safe while they were in his class.
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Teagen Leonhart, a 46-year-old San Anselmo resident, was incarcerated in Marin County Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment.