Teacher arrested at school after allegedly intoxicated on Xanax pills

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By Dwane Wilder

JACKSBORO—A Campbell County High School special-education and homebound teacher was arrested last Thursday and charged with public intoxication on campus after several of her students reported the situation to a school resource officer.

Angleen Sweat Broyles, 55, of 904 Riverview Drive, LaFollette, was taken into custody after she allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was found to be in possession of 12 pills, believed to be Xanax, for which she could not show proof of a prescription. Bond was set at $500 for the misdemeanor charge.

In the arrest report, SRO Shane Wolfenbarger stated that he had received several complaints from students that Broyles was intoxicated. Wolfenbarger said he observed Broyles to have slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet.

Campbell County Director of Schools Donnie Poston said Broyles has been employed by the school system for 30 or more years. He said she has been placed on leave without pay until he gets some direction from the sheriff’s department or court system.

Poston said he was previously unaware that Broyles had been charged with DUI in 2003 and 2004.