ROCKLIN -- (KTXL) -- A high school teacher was arrested on the job for being drunk.
"It's hard to see as a parent or police officer," Lt. Scott Horrillo of the Rocklin Police Department said.
At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, police said a Whitney High School administrator noticed something different about 11th grade Language Arts Teacher, Erica Canup.
After a quick conversation in the school office, investigators said the signs were clear – she was drunk.
"She was walking sort of clumsily, slurring speeches, red eyes, watery eyes, kind of a totality of all of her physical symptoms," Lt. Horillo said.
That afternoon, the 27-year-old was arrested, and taken to Placer County Jail.She was charged with two misdemeanors -- willfully causing pain or suffering to a child, and disorderly conduct, by way of public intoxication.
Coincidentally this comes at a time when the school and the police department are preparing for Every 15 Minutes -- a two-day drunk-driving demonstration.
It is a graphic, mock simulation held at the school every other year, to teach students about sobriety.Students and parents said they were very disappointed about the arrest.