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Eastern Idaho Teacher Found Unconscious in Classroom, Arrested

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Chelsea Nicholes, 32, is charged with being under the influence of drugs while in public and disorderly conduct / disturbing the peace. - BANNOCK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Bannock County Sheriff's Office
  • Chelsea Nicholes, 32, is charged with being under the influence of drugs while in public and disorderly conduct / disturbing the peace.


An eastern Idaho substitute teacher found herself behind bars after she was found passed out at her desk by a law enforcement officer while students were watching a film in the classroom.

The Idaho State Journal reports the incident occurred Oct. 1 at Marsh Valley High School in the Bannock County community of Arimo. According to the Bannock County Sheriff's Office, a school resource officer entered the classroom only to find 32-year-old Chelsea Nicholes unconscious.

"Her actions were like someone who was intoxicated," Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen told the Journal. "We are investigating further."

The SRO took Nicholes to Portneuf Medical Center where she was examined and released, then taken to the Bannock County Jail and charged with being under the influence of drugs while in public and disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace.