A third-grade teacher at was allegedly drunk on the job, a sheriff's official said.
A school official called the sheriff's department at 11:59 a.m. on Thursday asking deputies to conduct a sobriety test on Theresa Davis.
She failed the test, said sheriff's Lt. Scott Madden today. "There was an indication she was under the influence of alcohol," he said.
After an investigation at the school, sheriff's officials determined she drove to the school sober, but drank while teaching her class of 23 students, the lieutenant said.
School officials were prompted to investigate the teacher's sobriety when she wrote an illegible hall pass for a student, according to sheriff's Sgt. Andy Woods.
Davis was detained temporarily and released to family members, Madden said.
Whether Davis was put on leave was unavailable, but she is not be allowed to be around students at this time, said Melanie Norton, spokesperson for the .
"She is currently not with students. The incident is being addressed by our Human Resources Department, and appropriate action will be taken," she said.
The sheriff's department , then sent the case to the District Attorney's Office, and it will be up to that agency to decide whether to proceed.
"We'll release her case to the District Attorney for the possibility of child endangerment charges," Madden said.
A spokesperson for the was unavailable for comment as of publication time.
Editor's note: This story was updated with details at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 14.