McMinimee said Bowman was the subject of what was described as a "last chance agreement" in 2011 after a previous alcohol-related incident. No further details on the 2011 incident were provided.
Shikira Fernandez's twin girls were taught by Bowman two years ago. She and her children have since seen Bowman regularly at school.
"I just think people need to give her the benefit of the doubt," Fernandez said. "We don't know what's happening personally we don't know what's happening in her own life. Is it excusable? No. But we can't condemn her because she is such a great teacher."