Police: Kindergarten teacher showed up to school drunk

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DENVER -- A kindergarten teacher at Denver's Escalante-Biggs Academy School was arrested Thursday morning after police said she showed up to school drunk.

Teresa Berman called to say she was going to be late and another teacher assigned to her class, police said.

According to investigators, Berman came to school but as soon as she walked in the doors, it was obvious something was wrong.

She was immediately taken to the office before she got to the classroom and police were called.

The school sent a letter to parents saying police were called and Berman was arrested. The letter said she admitted to drinking and driving.

"It's a surprise to me that it happened here at my daughter's school," said parent Dora Roberts. "That's really sad and unfortunate."

Parents we spoke to said they were concerned but did not want to be too quick to judge.

"Everybody has hard times," Roberts said.


  • tjv107

    My son is in her class! And I stand by this wonderful amazing teacher! She has alway put my child education 1st and my child was never in harms way this was a mistake that has never happened before! She cares about the children in her class as well as the children in The school in which she has shown in the after school programs and the committees she is on. Ms. Berman makes it a point to get to know all the parent in her class and is alway welcoming her parent in with a warm smile one that will be and is missed in the class!

    • sportsfanjay

      Maybe you should sit in on the class with all the run on sentences and misspellings in your post. And if she had the terrible judgement to come to school when she was obviously drunk, it stands to reason that she has come to school before, maybe not this drunk, but impaired from drinking.

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