English Teacher Arrested During Class on DWI Charges

11:39 PM, Nov 7, 2013   |    comments
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Gary McLendon, Democrat & Chronicle staff writer

A high school English teacher was arrested during her first-period class for allegedly arriving at school drunk.

April L. Roods, 39, of Webster Manor Drive in Webster was arrested by Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies and charged with driving while intoxicated after police said she drove to school while intoxicated.

She was released after being processed and was issued appearance tickets for Ontario Town Court.

According to a statement regarding the incident on the Wayne Central School District website, Roods was removed from her first-period classroom and taken into custody.

The school district says it has been cooperating and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities, and is awaiting the outcome of the sheriff's investigation as well as conducting its own internal investigation.

"It is important to keep in mind that Ms. Roods, like all citizens, is presumed innocent of any wrongdoing and it has yet to be determined exactly what happened," the district statement said.

"We are taking all required and prudent steps to ensure the welfare and safety of our students while at the same time maintaining Ms. Roods' rights."

 

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

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