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Substitute teacher who was drunk at school loses license

Published: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 10:03 a.m. CST

WEST BRANCH — A substitute teacher who pleaded guilty to being drunk at an eastern Iowa school has lost her state license.

The Iowa Board of Education Examiners suspended the teaching license of 60-year-old Kiaya Rickard-Urban for a minimum of two years. She can then apply for reinstatement.

Rickard-Urban had a blood alcohol content of 0.192 when tested at West Branch High School in West Branch in October 2016.

Students had reported to administrators that Richard-Urban smelled of alcohol and wasn’t acting right.

Court documents say Rickard-Urban pleaded guilty in December to first-offense public intoxication. She received a suspended jail sentence, a year of probation and was ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation and treatment.

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