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Rockcastle County High School teacher arrested

A high school teacher speaks out after being arrested for being drunk in the classroom.

Police arrested Joe Cope at Rockcastle County High School, where he teaches English and Journalism.

The county attorney says students complained Cope was drunk, so the principal pulled him out of class.

Police gave him a breathylizer, and he reportedly blew a .14, nearly twice the legal limit.

Cope says he took two Zanax and had two glasses of wine for dinner the night before.

Police charged him with alcohol intoxication in a public place.


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