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Wayne Central questioned by parents about 2 DWI cases

Ontario, N.Y. -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a teacher Thursday morning for allegedly driving drunk to school.

According to a statement released by the Wayne Central School District, administrators pulled April Roods, who appeared intoxicated, from her first period class and called police.

When deputies arrived at the high school, deputies say it was determined 39-year-old Roods, of Webster, had driven to work drunk.

Our news partner Times of Wayne County reports that Roods taught through part of her first period class. When she was arrested, Roods' blood alcohol level was 0.13, close to twice the the legal limit of 0.08.

Robocalls went out Thursday afternoon, notifying parents that the teacher had been removed from the high school.

I get a robo call an hour later but it takes a week for you to tell me that a bus driver was riding around drunk, one parent said during a school board meeting Thursday night.

A large crowd of upset parents attended the meeting, looking for an explanation from the school board.

Many argued that the districts quick response Thursday shows officials were trying to cover up an incident that happened last Wednesday.

Julynn Criscoulo allegedly drove a school bus, with kids on board, drunk. Hours later, police said, Criscoulo caused a serious accident in her person car.

The district did not call police until the morning after the crash, parents were notified a week later.

We never would have known about it if this accident hadn't have happened, another parent said. Just like the incident this morning. We never would have heard about this if you didn't know you were already being closely watched.

Criscoulo resigned from her position as a district bus driver.

 
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