A Heard County middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation into her arrest earlier this week.
According to a police report released by the Heard County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Sandra Jill Morris, a resident of Roanoke, Alabama was charged on October 30 with Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs, DUI Less Safe, Failure To Maintain Lane, VGCSA, and Pills Not In Original Container.
The report states that Morris was pulled over on HWY 34 East around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after Heard County deputies were informed of an alleged reckless driver.
Sandra Jill Morris
Morris was released around 11:45 Wednesday night on $15,250.00 bond.
Heard School Superintendent Jerry Prince issued the following statement Thursday afternoon: “We are aware of this situation and looking into it. While we are investigating, this individual has been placed on administrative leave.”
According to school records, Morris, a seventh grade teacher, has been employed with the Heard County School System since 2007 and also worked for the system for one year in 1993.