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Elementary school teacher accused of being drunk in class

January 13, 2012 |  6:15 pm

A grammar school teacher in Riverside County is being investigated for allegedly being intoxicated while instructing her third-grade class, authorities said Friday.

Officials at Susan La Vorgna Elementary School in Winchester contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department after receiving reports that the teacher, Theresa Davis, appeared under the influence of alcohol.

The officials went to Davis' classroom to check on the teacher after reviewing a suspicious hall pass written by her and later removed her from the classroom, according to a statement released by sheriff’s officials.

Deputies called to the school said Davis appeared intoxicated. She was released to a family member.

Charges of child endangerment are being reviewed by the Riverside County district attorney's office, sheriff’s officials said.

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-- Phil Willon in Riverside

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