Teacher Arrested for Being Drunk at School (Video)
Even if your job drives you to drink, it's a good idea to wait until you get home. The "Mad Men" days of cut crystal whiskey decanters and rocks glasses displayed prominently on a credenza are long since past -- especially if you're an elementary school teacher.
At least 43-year-old Laura Ann Collins was not in the classroom with students when her drinking was reported. The 20-year veteran of the Loudoun County Schools system in Virginia was in a school training session at Creighton's Corner Elementary School when a staff member noted her allegedly inebriated condition and alerted the police.
School district spokesman Wayde Bayard stated that Collins was arrested shortly after being reported, and was charged with being drunk in public. Since she was not in contact with students at the time, child endangerment was not considered. She was eventually released from jail on her own recognizance, reports Washington, D.C., news site TBD.
Although Collins' biography on the school's web page seems to have been removed, there is no word yet on whether or not she will return to the school for a teaching assignment after the summer break.
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