Teacher So Drunk, Principal Feared Stroke

UK kindergarten teacher downs wine bottle at lunch
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 25, 2011 5:57 PM CDT
A London kindergarten teacher got so drunk at lunch, the principal thought she was having a stroke.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It’s Bad Teacher come true: A kindergarten teacher in London got so smashed during lunch that her coworkers called an ambulance. Her principal thought the stumbling 51-year-old, who had tried to teach after drinking, was suffering a stroke; paramedics soon discovered the truth. A teachers’ council has found her guilty of “unacceptable professional conduct,” the Daily Mail reports.

Penny Truman’s “actions have the potential to bring the reputation and standing of the profession into serious disrepute,” said an official, though he noted that “she was clearly going through a period of personal stress, apparently deteriorating health, she suffered a family bereavement at the time and was exhausted." She hasn’t been fired, but she’s required to show a “satisfactory medical report” indicating good mental health before she can return to her job. (Read more teacher stories.)

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