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3 Monroe Co. teachers arrested in one month

In a month, three Monroe County teachers have been arrested in three separate incidents.

The latest is Vonore Middle School teacher Andi McCallie. Director of Monroe County Schools Tim Blankenship said deputies arrested McCallie on Saturday and charged her with failure to appear in general sessions court in Loudon County. Blankenship said McCallie was arrested for shoplifting in Loudon County in June 2014.

Blankenship said he has suspended McCallie and placed her on administrative leave without pay for three days. McCallie is listed as a 6th grade math and science teacher on Vonore Middle School's website. On Tuesday, Blankenship said McCallie will have to meet certain conditions to return to work with the school system.

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"I expect the highest professional conduct from our employees and will not tolerate unprofessional behavior. Anything less is a violation of public trust," wrote Blankenship in an email.

ID=17619949McCallie the second teacher arrested from that school in less than a month. On Friday, Oct. 17, police arrested Kelly Jenkins Robinson and charged her with DUI. Officers said her blood alcohol content was 0.299.

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Robinson has since returned to work. She returned Friday after having three days of unpaid leave. Robinson is listed as a media specialist and technology instructor on Vonore Middle School's website.

ID=16424773In September, police also arrested Emily Pennington, 29, for possession of drug paraphernalia. She was a first grade teacher at Vonore Elementary School. Blankenship said Pennington is on indefinite unpaid leave and hasn't returned to work.


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