Jenelle Evans' life appears to be growing ever increasingly out of control, following a stint in rehab, allegations of heroin use, a short-lived toxic marriage and a tragic miscarriage, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the troubled Teen Mom star has been on a downward spiral for quite some time, ever since she was busted in middle school for drinking alcohol in class!
According to a source close to the situation, while attending South Brunswick Middle School in Southport, North Carolina, for all intents and purposes Jenelle appeared to be a normal tween and was even on the cheerleading squad — but that in fact, she often rebelled against authority and took advantage when her regular classroom teacher wasn't there.
"In seventh or eighth grade Jenelle got drunk during class when a substitute teacher was in," the insider exclusively reveals to RadarOnline.com.
"It was noticeable that something was up with Jenelle."
The source says Jenelle's mother caught her daughter red-handed after she noticed her stash of booze had been depleted.
"Jenelle's mom knew she'd been drinking because her liquor was gone," the source says.
"Jenelle was grounded for a week, but it obviously wasn't enough to deter her from behaving badly!"
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported on Monday, Jenelle's estranged hubby, Courtland Rogers, alleged on video that the 21-year-old used drugs during the time she was pregnant with their child — which tragically resulted in a miscarriage.