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San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Dan Fink #447
Date: April 28, 2022 8:35 AM
Case Number: SR22-02862

High School Teacher Arrested for Child Endangerment

On April 27, 2022, at 11:51am, San Rafael Police Officers were dispatched to Terra Linda High School at 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael on the report of a teacher who was possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

A school employee alerted a school administrator that they believed a teacher was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  The administrator went to the classroom where the teacher, Teagen Leonhart was teaching.  The administrator saw that Leonhart showed signs of intoxication and removed her from the classroom.  The school immediately notified SRPD of the situation.  SRPD sent an officer that is trained as a state certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) to the school.

SRPD personnel interviewed Leonhart who initially denied consuming any alcohol.  She consented to a preliminary alcohol screening test which showed she was more than three times the legal limit (if she was driving a vehicle).  When confronted with the results of the test, she admitted to consuming some alcohol that morning.  The SRPD Officer, who is DRE certified, determined that Leonhart was under the influence of alcohol, a prescription drug, and cannabis. 

The investigation revealed that Leonhart taught classes all morning and was responsible for the safety of 53 kids during her workday.  It was the opinion of the DRE officer that due to her intoxication level, Leonhart was unable to care for the safety of the children while they were in her classroom. 

Teagen Leonhart, a 46-year-old resident of San Anselmo was booked at the Marin County Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment.

Please direct any questions regarding this case to Lieutenant Dan Fink at 415-485-3148.

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Posted: April 28, 2022 8:34 PDT by Lt. Dan Fink #447

Updated: April 28, 2022 8:36 PDT by Dan Fink

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