California Teacher Caught Teaching While Drinking

A California teacher was arrested Monday after the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department determined that he was under the influence while teaching children, according to authorities.

Brian Nichols, 44, from Palm Springs, was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. after deputies responded to school officials' reports of an intoxicated teacher at a school in the 86100 block of Avenue 66, in Thermal, CA, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Nichols was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of alcohol on school grounds, and child endangerment, according to the RCSD.

Nichols was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $35,000 bail. He is due to appear in the Indio Larson Justice Center on Dec. 7.

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