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Teacher Shows Up Drunk on First Day—Without Pants

Lorie Ann Hill arrested for public intoxication
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2014 4:41 AM CDT
Teacher Shows Up Drunk on First Day—Without Pants
The first day of school wasn't a hot one for Lorie Hill.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – As far as back-to-school outfits go, Lorie Ann Hill's was an ill-advised one. Oklahoma police say the Wagoner Public Schools teacher allegedly showed up to the job on Monday drunk—and then removed her pants. Police fielded a 9am call from school officials who had found Hill "in a room kind of disoriented," per the police chief, reports the Tulsa World. By the time police arrived she was in the principal's office and wearing shorts that school officials had found for her to wear. Police questioned Hill and say the 49-year-old told them she had been drinking vodka.

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FOX23 reports that two fellow Wagoner High School teachers discovered her in the classroom, which she claimed was hers; police, for their part, found an empty cup in Hill's car, but no DUI charges will be brought against her because there are no "credible witnesses" who may have seen Hill drink at home and then drive. Hill, who was a new hire with the school's special education department, was arrested for public intoxication on what was the first day teachers were reporting for duty; students begin classes today. The Muskogee Phoenix reports Hill was released from city jail on Monday afternoon. (The case isn't exactly a first.)

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