An elementary school teacher in Louisiana was fired for having a bag of wine in her classroom.
43-year-old Shannon R. Beran was an employee at Buckeye Elementary school when a member of the Rapides Parish School Board became suspicious after she allegedly displayed “odd behavior during car rider pick up duty” on Oct. 24, according to a statement released by the Rapides Parish Police Department.
In addition to her “odd behavior,” an eyewitness told police that Beran was “moving slowly and awkwardly”, People reports.
When confronted by school officials, Beran allegedly said she “wanted to leave” and became defensive, prompting the School Resource Officer to step in.
The Resource Officer was allegedly told by administrators that Beran “was possibly intoxicated and may have alcohol in her room.”
After a thorough search of Beran’s classroom, a bag of wine was found partially consumed. Beran was detained and arrested for possession of alcohol on public school property, the outlet reports. She was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and later released on a $500 bond.
The school’s administration immediately notified the school board office about the incident following her arrest.
Some have taken to Twitter to say how much they can relate to Beran despite the seriousness of her crime.
“I’m not saying it’s right… but I understand,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow also commented on the bizarre story saying,
“I can’t get through homework time without wine, just sayin.’”
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