FORTVILLE, Ind.– Police arrested a Fortville Elementary School instructional assistant Tuesday for public intoxication.
Officers were called to the school around 11 a.m. after they were notified about an odor of alcohol coming from Angela Gendron, 45, of McCordsville.
The officers found empty beer cans inside the school and inside of Gendron’s vehicle. Police say the cans were located in a lunch box.
Police administered a portable breath test, which registered at .25, three times the legal driving limit.
Gendron was suspended without pay pending termination and taken to the Hancock County Jail.
Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins issued the following statement:
“A Fortville Elementary School Instructional Assistant was arrested, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for public intoxication while at work. The individual has been suspended pending investigation and further action.
“This is an unfortunate situation, but our staff acted quickly and there was little to no disruption to the school day. As I have stated before, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is the number one priority of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation. We will remain diligent in ensuring nothing minimizes that priority.”