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Teacher arrested for drunk teaching

THERMAL, Calif. (WKOW) -- Drunk driving is illegal, but what about drunk teaching?

A school teacher in Southern California was arrested for allegedly teaching while intoxicated.

Tonya Neff of Toro Canyon Middle School was taken to the Indio jail Tuesday afternoon and booked for child endangerment.

Administrators at Toro Canyon Middle School told the Riverside County Sheriff's Department that the teacher was apparently intoxicated on campus.

Authorities says Neff had taken prescription drugs and alcohol.

The teacher has been placed on leave.

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