Substitute Vomits in Class, Then Cop Looks in Her Purse

Judith Richards-Gartee was allegedly drinking boxed wine at 9:45am
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
Substitute Vomits in Class, Then Cop Looks in Her Purse
This is typically a wine-free zone.   (Getty Images/halbergman)

A substitute teacher was found throwing up at South Carolina's Brookland-Cayce High School, but a stomach bug wasn't to blame. Judith Richards-Gartee has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly drinking boxed wine in her classroom. Administrators say they found the 52-year-old vomiting and incapable of standing when they came to her classroom at 9:45am Friday, reports the State.

She was removed via wheelchair, and a Lexington County deputy who was on the clock as the school resource officer says he found the boxed wine in her purse. Students reported that she was consuming it in class. WIS reports that in a statement Lexington School District 2 made clear that Richards-Gartee was not its employee, but had been hired by the company the district contracts with. (These students in Arizona can probably relate.)

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