Tecumseh elementary teacher resigns amid public intoxication charges at school
KOKH - September 11, 2023 6:35 am
Tecumseh, Okla. (KOKH) — A Tecumseh elementary school teacher resigns after police say she was drunk at work.
The incident happened Thursday morning during classroom hours.
The teacher is now facing a public intoxication charge.
Cross Timbers Elementary teacher, Jennifer Davis, leaves school Thursday morning in the back of a Tecumseh police car.
“For them to say I was drinking while at school is such a lie,” Davis says to a police officer from the back of a patrol unit.
Police say her blood alcohol level was 0.066
“What was I charged with exactly?” Davis asks the officer. “Public intoxication,” he says.
Earlier that morning, investigators say a principal smelled alcohol on Davis’s breath.
“The principal went to get the teacher so we could visit with her about the accusation that had been made,” Superintendent Robert Kinsey says.
Davis admits she drank wine the night before, according to the police report.
School administrators though, are not buying her story.
“We did decide that we wanted to have the Tecumseh police come to do a sobriety test,” Kinsey says. “We wanted to double check and make sure. They determined she was unfit for duty.”
Davis now out of a job.
“She decided to resign her position immediately before she was escorted off campus by police,” Kinsey says.
Records show Davis is out of jail and we’re working to get a comment from her.
“It’s a sad day for Tecumseh and our school,” Kinsey says. “We are going to stick together and be resilient. We will do all we can for our students and make it a great school year.”