Police identify Bay Village teacher accused of drinking on the job

BAY VILLAGE -- Police have identified the Bay Village Middle School teacher accused of drinking on the job last week.

Police were called to school May 4 after another employee reported that Kara Donahoe, 32 years old, was under the influence.

In a biography on the school's website, Donahoe is described as an intervention specialist who was new to the school in 2016.

"Kara Donahoe will serve as an intervention specialist at Bay Middle School. She holds a bachelor's degree in special education with a minor in language arts from Michigan State University and licensure as an intervention specialist from Ashland University. She enjoys coaching lacrosse, traveling and walking her dog. She will be married in June to a Bay High graduate. "I became a teacher to encourage and engage students, and to help them be successful members of today's society," she said."

A police report states Donahoe refused to go to the hospital for testing. Police issued a sobriety test and determined she had been drinking. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and intoxication. 

The school district released the following statement: 

"The employee is a teacher who has been placed on administrative leave while the case is under review."

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