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BREAKING NEWS: Intoxicated teacher arrested

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Clay Community School Corporation teacher was one of two women arrested after an accident in rural Clay County Sunday evening.

Melinda Ellis and Anita Miller, both from Brazil, were arrested by the Clay County Sheriff's Department after failing field sobriety tests and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on the following charges:

With a BAC of 0.12, Ellis, the driver of the vehicle, was preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana under 30 grams and possession of paraphernalia.

With a BAC of 0.17, Miller, the passenger and a physical education teacher at North Clay Middle School, was preliminarily charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

The Brazil Times will update this story as new information becomes available.

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What a sad story. One night of poor choices and her career nay be over

-- Posted by madmom61 on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 12:25 PM

Something tells me this is not just one night of poor choices. I think that our school system has made some poor choices in their selection of educators and leaders.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 12:52 PM

I totally agree with Icare. What message is this sending to the kids that these teachers have dealings with. I don't think that it is one night of bad choices either. Someone just does not one night decide that she is going to do pot and have all of the stuff that she needs right there at hand.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 1:33 PM

I am not saying that this is ok. I am just saying that one night of poor choices and look where you get... plastered all over the paper and suspended from your job. It is very sad. Maybe kids will learn from her mistakes

-- Posted by madmom61 on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 2:25 PM

These two women are fantastic teachers..I have had them both..what they do in their spare time is none of anyones business and you should all think about some of the stupid things you didnt get caught for and be thankful that if you did they wouldnt be all in the news for people to judge you for. I dont care how it looks they are both awesome teachers have been and it would be a terrible loss to the school if they are fired from their jobs...

-- Posted by tdr on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 7:31 PM

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