Teacher Drunk 'Left an Open Can' of Beer in Classroom | 22 Words

An elementary school teacher has been suspended after she was found drunk with a "left open can of beer" in the classroom.

And after hearing the full story, people have all been saying the same thing...

Now, this story has horrified and outraged many.

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Because teachers are the people who are responsible for the education and livelihoods of our children which, ultimately, will help to shape them into well-rounded adults.

The majority of children look up to their teachers...

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And see them as a solid influence in their young lives.

So, if a teacher is seen doing anything...

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Their classroom will more than likely mimic whatever it is they're doing.

Because at the end of the day...

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They're role models!

But there are certain things role model shouldn't be doing...

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And that's turning up to school drunk...

A teacher has been suspended after she showed up to school drunk and "left an open" can of beer in the classroom.

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But surprisingly, while some have been outraged by her actions, many people have called for the teacher to get help...

Sixty-six year old, Angela Simonson was accused of "falling over drunk" and leaving "an open can" of beer in an elementary school classroom.

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Following an Education Workforce Council (EWC) hearing, she was found guilty of "reprehensible behaviour" and suspended for 2 years. She will now need to demonstrate she is fit to return to work.

WalesOnline reports that her colleagues reported the teacher was slurring her words and "stinking of drink" while struggling to stand straight back in December 2014.

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Christine Jarvis, a lunchtime supervisor at the elementary school at the time recalled that Mrs. Simonson was "stumbling" and "needed something to help her stand upright" in the playground during the lunchtime break.

"She didn't do what she usually did - instead of coming to the front of the line of children she leaned against the wall, she staggered to the classroom," she said.

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"She knocked into one of the children, waved her hands in the air, and leaned against the wall. She was quite literally falling over drunk."

A fellow colleague recalled one instance where Simonson "was slurring, staggering and stinking of drink. We could smell it in the room, everybody could smell it."

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The principal at the time, Robert Purchase, told the hearing that after concerns were raised, an open and almost full can of Stella Artois was found "under the sink" in her classroom.

Simonson, a teacher of forty years, who did not attend the hearing said in a statement she could "neither recall nor explain" the allegations made against her.

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While her legal counsel claimed her behaviour was caused by a mix of her suffering from the side-effects of medication, an ongoing issue of "bad breath" due to her low-carb diet and wearing new high heels.

As a colleague who saw Simonson on December 8 and described her as in "great distress," her counsel acknowledged that his client had "been drinking at home during a dinner party with friends" until around 11pm the night before.

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Though he claimed she had consumed around 3/4 of a bottle of wine the evening before and "no more than 50mls" of beer the following morning because she was "thirsty."

The panel found that she was present at work on more than one occasion smelling of alcohol, having consumed alcohol before or at work, or was under the influence of alcohol.

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