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Substitute Teacher Arrested For Hosting Booze & Drug-Filled Party For Students On Senior Trip

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Walton McClendon Johnson, a substitute teacher in Florida, has been arrested for throwing a spring break party for underage high school students that had both drugs and alcohol.

After responding to a call about a naked woman in the road on the night of Friday, March, 24, police arrested McClendon, 28, and charged him with 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and having an open house party.

When responding officers arrived at the scene and they did not find a naked woman in the road, they were led to Johnson’s house party on Sandcastle Court after two intoxicated men were seen leaving the home. One of those two men was Walton Johnson, who told police that he was the guardian of students on a field trip from the Montogomery School district in Alabama.

According to the Walton County sheriff’s office, Johnson then admitted to police that there were underage people inside the home drinking in their rooms.

Via Daily Mail:

Johnson, who works as a substitute teacher for the school district, said he was aware of the illegal consumption of alcohol by minors, but claimed he did not provide it to them, authorities say. When deputies approached the home, they ‘noticed several open containers of alcohol visible through the door’s window.

The deputies knocked and were allowed inside and located several cases of beer and several bottles of liquor. Once deputies entered the home, they found 34 people under the age of 21 drinking including 13 who were under the age of 18, according to Walton’s arrest report.

According to the arrest report, upon searching the property, police found several more cases of beer, bottles of alcohol, Xanax, Adderall, and marijuana spread throughout inside the home. 21 were arrested for alcohol possession and taken to jail. Another 13 were released with a notice to appear in court.

Coincidentally, this all happened just hours after Walton County Sheriff’s responded to a different noise complaint at a nearby home. At that home, they found several high school girls from the Alabama school district.

Just hours before Walton was arrested, Walton County sheriff’s deputies responded to a noise complaint from another nearby home where they found several high school girls from the same Alabama school district drinking alcohol among a group of between 40 and 50 people at an open house party.

The guardian for this household, Misty Dell Brooks, 42, told authorities that the students were ‘on their senior trip and were going to drink’.

Brooks said she didn’t provide alcohol to the students, but instructed deputies to check wallets belonging to students for fake IDs that were used to purchase alcohol, according to her arrest report.

The students involved attend two private schools in Alabama: Montgomery Academy and St. James School. Brooks was arrested and charged with hosting an open house party.

Both Brooks and Johnson have since been released from prison.


What Happened?

A substitute teacher and a chaperone, Walton McClendon Johnson and Misty Dell Brooks, were arrested after they hosted parties for the underage students they were chaperoning. The students, from Montgomery Academy and St. James School in Alabama, were in Florida for their senior trip.


Who Is Walton McClendon Johnson?

Walton McClendon Johnson is a 28-year-old substitute teacher from Alabama who was arrested and charged with 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and having an open house party.

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