This news will horrify any parent, but especially those with preschool age children.

A 43-year-old Winterset, Iowa woman was arrested on Thursday (March 23) and charged with child endangerment after she returned to work drunk at Lil Scholars Too Day Care Center in West Des Moines.

KDLT News is reporting that Angela Hircock, was turned into authorities by her fellow co-workers for suspicion of being drunk after she arrived back from her lunch break that day with bloodshot eyes, not being able to stand on her own, and having a water bottle in her possession that smelled strongly of alcohol.

According to prosecutors, Hircock reportedly had a blood alcohol content level of .37, which is nearly five times the legal limit to drive.

When workers discovered Hircock was intoxicated, they immediately kept her away from children. She has since been fired from the preschool.

Hircock was released from jail after posting $2,000 bail. No word on whether she has secured legal representation.

Source: KDLT TV

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