Denver police arrested a kindergarten teacher at her school early on Thursday morning after it appeared she was under the influence of alcohol when she arrived to teach.
A DUI officer was called to Escalante-Biggs Academy to conduct a sobriety check on Teresa Berman because she “appeared visibly intoxicated.” When Berman failed the check, she was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Escalante Academy teaches preschool and kindergarten students.
Following Berman’s arrest, the school issued a statement.
“The issue was immediately identified by our school leaders and reported to DPS Safety and Security and the Denver Police Department. Police responded and took the teacher into custody. At no time was the teacher alone with students this morning,” reads a portion of the release.
“I want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students is our top priority at Escalante Biggs. I commend the swift and calm action of our staff today, handling the situation with the utmost urgency and professionalism.”