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Buckeye Elementary teacher arrested for possession of alcohol on public school property

Shannon Beran (RPSO)
Shannon Beran (RPSO)(KALB)
Published: Oct. 25, 2018 at 4:03 PM CDT
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A Buckeye Elementary teacher was arrested after a bag of wine was found in her classroom.

On October 24, the School Resource Officer at Hayden R. Lawrence Upper Elementary responded to Buckeye Elementary around 3:15 p.m., in reference to a possible intoxicated school employee. The Buckeye SRO had already left for the day.

Upon arrival, school administrators told the deputy that one of the teachers, Shannon Rene Beran, 43, of Deville, was possibly intoxicated and may have alcohol in her room.

According to witnesses, Beran had been displaying odd behavior during car pick-up duty, moving slowly and awkwardly. When confronted and asked about her condition, she stated she wanted to leave and became defensive. The School Resource Officer detained Beran and began his investigation. The school administration followed their policy and also notified the school board office.

With the assistance of school administrators, a partially-consumed bag of wine was located in Beran's classroom.

Beran was placed under arrest for possession of alcohol on public school property. She was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center where she was booked and later released on a $500 bond.