SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

southington badgeThe Southington High School teacher who caused a firestorm of viral comments on the internet after he allegedly arrived to class intoxicated was arrested last Friday.

Police said that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Dec. 9, John Edward Hansen Jr., 47, of New Haven surrendered to the Southington Police Department after learning there was an active warrant for his arrest.

Police said the warrant stems from an incident that occurred at the Southington High School Nov. 6. Police said the warrant said SHS administration received reports that Hansen was acting differently in class and that he was possibly impaired. SHS administration removed Hansen from the classroom and he was transported to a medical facility.

Police said Hansen was processed and charged with disorderly conduct. Hansen was released on a court set promise to appear with an appearance date of Dec. 22 for Bristol Superior Court.


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