Kindergarten teacher accused of being drunk, carrying loaded pistol at school

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Kindergarten Teacher Allegedly Drunk, Carried Loaded Gun To School

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An elementary school teacher had alcohol on her breath and a loaded pistol in her purse Thursday at school, officials said.

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A staff member at Shelton Elementary School in Dallas, Georgia, reported that 39-year-old Melanie Bullard smelled like she’d been drinking and school officials began an investigation around noon, Paulding County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson said.

Bullard is a kindergarten teacher, according to the school’s website.

Bullard tested positive for alcohol and the school resource officer looked in her purse for a container and found a loaded gun, Henson said.

The purse was on the floor under a desk in her classroom, Henson said.

Bullard was arrested on charges of reckless conduct and possession of a weapon on school property.

She is being held without bond, Henson said.

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