MONROE, Ga. — A longtime Walton County teacher was charged with public intoxication after being arrest outside her school.

Tara Whitman Stewart, a second grade teacher at Walker Park Elementary School, was arrested Tuesday morning before she got inside the building.

Stewart, 47, of 1745 Norton Estates Drive, Snellville, has been teaching in the Walton County School District since 2001.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stewart at the school and she was booked into the county jail. Stewart was released later that day.

Attempts to confirm her employment status were not immediately successful.

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