A Florida substitute teacher and a chaperone were both arrested for hosting two separate alcohol and drug-fueled spring break parties for underage high school students.
28-year-old Walton McClendon Johnson (above) was arrested and charged with 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor this past Friday.
Walton County sheriff’s deputies were responding to a call about a naked woman in the road with two men.
When deputies arrived on the scene, there was no naked woman, but they heard a house party going on nearby and spotted two intoxicated men leaving the house.
One of those men was Johnson. He told the deputies that he was the guardian of students with the Montgomery School District in town on their senior trip.
He admitted to authorities that there were underage people inside the house drinking in their rooms.
He further claimed that he knew alcohol was being consumed by minors, but hadn’t purchased or provided it to them.
As deputies approached the house, they noted several open containers of alcohol visible through the window in the door.
Once let inside, they found several cases of beer and a plethora of bottles of liquor in plain view.
In all, the deputies found 34 underage people consuming alcohol, 13 of which were under the age of 18.
Authorities also found Xanax, Adderall and weed spread throughout.
Twenty-one people were taken into custody for alcohol possession. 13 others were released and given a court date.
Just a few hours before Mr. Walton was busted, other Walton County sheriff’s deputies had responded to a noise complaint from another home where several high school girls from the same school district were drinking alcohol in a group of around 40 to 50 people.
42-year-old Misty Dell Brooks (above) told cops that the students were “on their senior trip and were going to drink.”
As in Walton’s case, Ms. Brooks claims she didn’t provide the alcohol to the students, but told the deputies to check the students’ wallets for fake IDs that had likely been used to buy it.
When one of the deputies asked one of the girls if there was any alcohol left, she informed him that the kids who’d taken off had taken it with them.
A deputy saw three liquor bottles on top of the refrigerator and several more bottles elsewhere inside the home.
She was arrested and charged with hosting an open house party.
Both Brooks and Walton have since been released.
The students went to two different private schools – Montgomery Academy and St. James School.