Guilty Plea for Teacher Accused of Drinking on the Job

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ANKENY, Iowa — An Ankeny teacher accused of being drunk in the classroom has pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

Officers arrested Jennifer Rich in February at East Elementary School.

They responded to the school after a parent reported seeing Rich with alcohol during a Valentine’s party. Officers found two empty cans of beer and four full cans.

Rich has resigned from the school. She will be sentenced next month.