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Another Cobb County teacher arrested for drinking alcohol on school campus


Jason Hammett, a Cobb County School District high teacher, was arrested last week for allegedly drinking alcohol on school grounds at Kennesaw Mountain High School. 

Hammett, 46, is listed as a geography teacher on the school’s website. He was charged with misdemeanor alcohol possession on school grounds.

Hammett’s drinking on school property joins an earlier incident, less than a month ago, where a Cobb County School District paraprofessional was accused of having alcohol inside a reusable plastic cup in an elementary school classroom.

She no longer works for the school system. Information on Hammett’s ongoing employment with the school system is unknown at this time. 

According to his arrest warrant that accuses Hammett of possessing alcohol, on the afternoon of March 31, authorities found a bottle of whiskey in Hammett’s vehicle on school property, as well as whiskey contained in a soda bottle inside his classroom. 

Unaware that he was being filmed, Hammett was also caught on camera disposing of a Crown Royal whiskey bottle in a county dumpster behind the school. An assistant principal located the bottle after he disposed of it. 

Well over the legal limit to drive in Georgia, which is .08A, Hammett blew a .178 after a Kennesaw police officer administered an alcohol sensor on him. 

Within a 10 minute timeframe of the first test, Hammett reportedly blew an even higher blood alcohol level in a test administered by Cobb County Human Resources. As they spoke to Hammett, Police said they smelled alcohol on him. After Hammett consented to police searching his vehicle, they found another bottle of Crown Royal whiskey in the passenger-side glove box.

Hammett was arrested on April 3 and taken to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He was released the next day after posting a $1,320 bond.


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