Elementary school teacher in Ky. Found unconscious in school parking lot, quote says

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – A man faces a drunk driving charge after police say he was found passed out in his truck in the parking lot of the Anderson County school where he worked as a teacher.

According to the arrest quote, officers responded to a call on Friday afternoon regarding a vehicle that had parked in the parking lot of Saffell Street Elementary School, during the student pickup, and struck a front sign. to park.

The quote says officers found Christopher Harrod, 31, still in his truck with the engine running and he appeared to be unconscious.

Officers knocked on Harrod’s window, and when he pulled it down, the officer immediately noticed the smell of alcohol. They say Harrod was extremely slow, his eyes bloodshot, and he was sweating profusely.

The quote says officers asked Harrod to get out of his truck, but instead he rolled up his window and said he didn’t have to speak to them.

After about 10 minutes, Harrod got out of the truck. He was asked to perform a field field sobriety test, but he refused, saying he “knew his rights”.

Harrod was later arrested for drunk driving and taken to jail. Harrod has been charged with not having license plates and with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Harrod left school that day before returning, off duty, when the incident occurred. Mitchell said in a statement that Harrod has since resigned from his post:

Chris Harrod left campus early Friday morning and returned in the afternoon, not on duty when interacting with local law enforcement and the school’s ORS. He apologized and resigned from his post on Tuesday morning.

Teachers and staff in AC schools should adhere to the EPSB Code of Ethics and be role models for students and families.

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Kevin A. Perras