Blind gym teacher reportedly loses job after rinsing mouth with Listerine

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Blind Teacher Fired Over Mouthwash

In a series of unfortunate events, a blind New York City gym teacher has been fired after rinsing his mouth with what he says was Listerine.

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Steven Sloan, 60, has been a gym teacher for the past 29 years, and is a favorite amongst the youngsters.

He was fired from the PS 102 in Harlem after a parent reported smelling booze on his breath, the New York Post reports. Sloan is adamant that he has never drank on the job, and says it was alcohol-based Listerine mouthwash.



Although the mother never saw Sloan drinking alcohol, the smell on his breath was enough for her to raise suspicions. But, Sloan's coworkers at the school counter this with the fact that he uses mouthwash regularly, and "is a bit of a clean freak."

Instead of fighting a vicious legal battle, Sloan settled with the Department of Education and retired from PS 102.



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Blind gym teacher reportedly loses job after rinsing mouth with Listerine
Pope Francis touches a student's face as he visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Tony Gentile/ Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis delivers his speech at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A girl waits for Pope Francis to arrive at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News via AP, Pool)
Pope Francis delivers remarks inside of Our Lady Queen of Angels School, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Stephanie Keith/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis receives a book from Shaila Cuellar, center, and Victor Franco, right, while visiting a classroom at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Kena Betancur/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis is hugged by a man as he arrives at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis speaks to students while visiting Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis touches a student's head as he visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School, accompanied by Joanne Walsh, left, the school's principal, in East Harlem in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
NEW YORK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School September 21, 2015 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Kena Betancur-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis receives a book from Shaila Cuellar (C) and Victor Franco (R) during a visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School September 21, 2015 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Kena Betancur-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis speaks with Shaila Cuellar (C) and Victor Franco (R) during a visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School September 21, 2015 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Kena Betancur-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School September 21, 2015 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The pope is in New York on a two-day visit carrying out a number of engagements, including a papal motorcade through Central Park and celebrating Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Kena Betancur-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis hands a cross to a child at Our Lady Queen of Angels on September 25, 2015 in the neighborhood of East Harlem in New York City. Pope Francis is on a six-day trip to the USA, which includes stops in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia, after a three-day stay in Cuba. (Photo by John Taggart-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with his girlfriend Sandra Lee, give a gift to Pope Francis at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, September 25, 2015 in New York City. Pope Francis is on a six-day trip to the United States, which includes stops in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia. (Photo by Debbie Egan-Chin-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis meets with children at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, September 25, 2015 in New York City. Pope Francis is on a six-day trip to the United States, which includes stops in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia. (Photo by Debbie Egan-Chin-Pool/Getty Images)
Pope Francis, accompanied by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, and Joanne Walsh, principal of Our Lady Queen of Angels School prays as he visits the school in East Harlem, New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis greets people inside Our Lady Queen of Angels School September 25, 2015 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Pope Francis is in New York on a two day visit and will carry out a number of engagements including a Papal motorcade through Central Park and a Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Stephanie Keith-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Pope Francis receives a gift inside Our Lady Queen of Angels School September 25, 2015 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Pope Francis is in New York on a two day visit and will carry out a number of engagements including a Papal motorcade through Central Park and a Mass in Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Stephanie Keith-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: School children take 'selfies' with Pope Francis upon his arrival to the Lady Queen of Angels school on September 25, 2015 in New York City. The Pope visited the inner city Catholic school in east Harlem and met with children, immigrants and Catholic Charities workers on the second day of his visit to New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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