Susan McGlennon, Cambridge Art Academy
A Cambridge elementary school teacher has been put on paid administrative leave after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer while drunk at The Abbey restaurant and bar last Friday, according to officials.
Susan McGlennon, a second-grade teacher at Graham and Parks Elementary School, was arrested on April 29 around 9:26 p.m. on the charges of disorderly conduct and assault and battery of a police officer.
McGlennon was reportedly “screaming profanities” and acting in a manner that caused people to pause and watch, according to documents obtained from Cambridge District Court. After refusing to leave, McGlennon allegedly hit officer Christopher Ahern, of the Cambridge Police Department, in the chest with her right hand.
Superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools Jeffrey Young sent a letter to parents and teachers on Tuesday, notifying them that a Graham and Parks teacher was the focus of a news story relating to a non-work-related incident over the weekend, and has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation and outcome.
“Arrangements are being made to ensure continuity in instruction for the students in this class,” Young wrote.
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McGlennon was released on $40 bail on April 30. Under the conditions of her release, McGlennon has been banned from The Abbey restaurant at 1775 Massachusetts Ave. and must abstain from consuming alcohol.
Cambridge teacher arrested for assaulting officer, placed on leave
By Natalie Handy
nhandy (at) wickedlocal.com
Posted May 3, 2016 at 2:59 PM
Updated at 3:36 PM