On August 28, 2023 Fort Payne School Officials contacted Fort Payne Police Department and reported a suspicion of an intoxicated teacher with the Fort Payne City School System.
SRO Officer’s responded to the incident and after speaking to Melissa Ann Harris, age 49 of Fort Payne, was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication, Possession of Alcohol on School Grounds and Possession of a Controlled Substance which she was found to be in possession of prescription medication and that she did not have a prescription for.
She was taken to Fort Payne City Jail, processed, then transferred to Dekalb County Detention Center where she is currently being held awaiting bond.
This incident is being thoroughly investigated by the Fort Payne Police Department and Fort Payne City School Official’s.
via: Fort Payne Police Department