CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Washington Irving Middle School teacher is facing charges for disorderly conduct, following an incident that occurred during the school hours Wednesday.
Ashleigh Lynn Airhart, 35, of Clarksburg, appeared before Harrison County Magistrate Donald Kopp on Wednesday. Kopp set Airhart’s bond at $2,000, which has been posted.
According to criminal complaint filed in Harrison County Magistrate Court, Officer Justin M. Moore of the Clarksburg Police Department responded to the call, and upon arriving on scene, Moore was guided to the principal’s office. Airhart appeared to be upset and then walked out into the hallway yelling and cussing.
Airhart was advised to stop cussing and was escorted out of the school. While outside, she continued to yell and cuss and was advised several times to stop and calm down.
Moore said in the criminal complaint that Airhart advised she was on medication. Airhart was given a field sobriety test to see if she would be able to drive, and she failed. She continued to yell and cuss and was detained.
Airhart was advised to calm down and go home, or she would be arrested. She requested a ride to her residence.
Moore said that as soon as Airhart was let out of the cruiser, she began to cuss while approaching her residence. Airhart then turned toward the officers, continued cussing and flipped off the officers.
Airhart was advised a third time to stop cussing, in which she refused, and she was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Airhart is the gifted education teacher at Washington Irving Middle School. She has been employed by the Harrison County Board of Education for the past 10 years.