- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - Police say they arrested a sixth-grade teacher following reports that she was teaching while drunk at a central Iowa school.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Carissa Bryant, of Marshalltown, was arrested Wednesday and charged with public intoxication. Police say they responded to a report from Marshalltown Community School District of a possible intoxicated teacher at Leninhan Intermediate School.

The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports (https://bit.ly/1BLIxiU ) testing at Marshall County Jail showed Bryant had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19, more than double the legal limit.

District spokesman Andrew Potter says Bryant has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Bryant to provide comment on her behalf.

Police say the case has been referred to the Marshall County Attorney’s Office for further review.

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Information from: Times-Republican, https://www.timesrepublican.com

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