NC substitute teacher cited for throwing party involving underage drinking

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LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina substitute teacher is accused of letting high school students get drunk at a party at her home.

The Gaston Gazette reported that Amanda Michelle Watts, 36, and her husband Alfred Wayne Watts Jr., 40, were cited Thursday.

The couple allegedly threw the party on Nov. 1 at their home near Lincolnton. They have been cited for an overage person aiding and abetting possession of alcohol by underage persons.

WSOC-TV reported that a mix of adults and teenagers were at the party and alcohol was available to minors. Amanda Watts had been a substitute teacher for some of them.

One person is said to have become so sick that Alfred Watts and Amanda Watts made another student take him home.

Lincoln County School officials removed Amanda Watts Friday from the list of approved substitute teachers. She worked for them for three months.

Alfred Watts said this incident is being blown out of proportion and his attorney would straighten it out.