Police: Westport Teacher Accused of Being Intoxicated After Allegedly Falling Asleep
The Westport Police Department has just announced the arrest of a staff member of Greens Farms Elementary School following a lengthy investigation into an incident that occurred at the school on November 23, 2021.
According to the Westport Police Department, at 1:30 PM on November 23, 2021, Westport Police Detectives were called to Greens Farms Elementary School on Morningside Drive S on a complaint that a staff member may possibly have been impaired. Detectives found that the school's Speech and Language Pathologist Michelle Babin allegedly fell asleep while instructing a student.
Detectives found that it reportedly took other staff members at least 30 seconds to wake Babin up, and when they finally did, she was allegedly mumbling incoherently, and also purportedly had the smell of alcohol on her breath. Babin was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation.
After an extensive investigation by the Westport Police, detectives determined that the student in question was not being appropriately supervised while they were in Babin's care, due to the allegations that she was reportedly both asleep, as well as allegedly being intoxicated while she was supposed to be instructing the student, putting the student at great risk of being injured.
After a warrant was signed and completed by a Superior Court Judge, Babin turned herself in at the Westport Police Department on December 30, 2021. Babin has been charged with Risk of Injury to a Child, and was released after posting a $75,000 bond after her arraignment this morning (January 5, 2022) in Stamford Superior Court.