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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A teacher at Snipes Academy of Arts & Design was arrested for DWI and speeding Sunday according to police reports. Records show Wilmington Police arrested Olivia Grace Williams, 30, around 2 a.m. Sunday at 1180 Market Street.

Williams is a dance teacher at Snipes according to her page on the school’s website.

A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman confirmed Williams works for the district, but would not comment beyond that.

Parents we spoke with today at Snipes did not want to go on camera. Some said they were concerned that a teacher was arrested, and they didn’t feel comfortable having someone who’d been arrested teaching their kids. Others said they understand people make mistakes and want to see how the process plays out.

We tried to speak with Williams today, but we were unable to reach her for comment.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Well me and “baby daddy” dont drink then drive. I can tell you that right now. Actually we dont drink.. at all.
I never said she was a bad teacher or anything. But she is suppose to be a leader. Having a couple drinks is ok, as she is over 21. But if she’s going to drink then she should not drive. point blank.

2016 years 2 months ago

Who cares about her circumstances? If she blew .08 or higher, she should be convicted. She made the choice to drink and drive. She could have called a cab if in doubt. As for her students, I don’t see where she owes them any sort of explanation. It is none of their business. I am sure some of the students’ parents have been caught for DWI.

Guest 1492
2016 years 2 months ago

If you’re dumb enough to think that’s funny; you probably have less, rather than more smarts yourself.

Seems to be consistent with so many of your other truely tastless posts.

Guest 10101
2016 years 2 months ago

If you’re posting this to be funny …. You’re a horse’s behind.

If you’re posting this because you really feel that way … quadruple that.

Prepubescent thoughts should remain in junior high school, not here.

Anyone who posts crap like this obviously has no respect for women or themselves.

2016 years 2 months ago

Amen. Alot of people commenting under this are saying things about “letting her off” “or letting her get away with a DUI”. Those people aren’t just assholes, they are idoits. 1. This is not about her being convicted of the crime, she will go to court just LIKE everyone else. She will be treated the same in court, and if not worse because of the coverage of this story. She will have to face what the judge decides, JUST LIKE anyone you have known. 2. THIS IS ABOUT KEEPING HER JOB….. Someone who has been an excellent teacher for the… Read more »

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