Police: Kindergarten teacher showed up to school drunk

Escalante-Biggs Academy in Denver

Escalante-Biggs Academy in Denver

DENVER — A kindergarten teacher at Denver’s Escalante-Biggs Academy School was arrested Thursday morning after police said she showed up to school drunk.

Teresa Berman called to say she was going to be late and another teacher assigned to her class, police said.

According to investigators, Berman came to school but as soon as she walked in the doors, it was obvious something was wrong.

She was immediately taken to the office before she got to the classroom and police were called.

The school sent a letter to parents saying police were called and Berman was arrested. The letter said she admitted to drinking and driving.

“It’s a surprise to me that it happened here at my daughter’s school,” said parent Dora Roberts. “That’s really sad and unfortunate.”

Parents we spoke to said they were concerned but did not want to be too quick to judge.

“Everybody has hard times,” Roberts said.