Perhaps one teacher has taken the phrase ‘Bad Teacher’ a little too seriously. A Floridian elementary school teacher was accused of showing up wasted to her classroom.
Lynn Singleton, teacher at Lloyd Estates Elementary was caught with a blood-alcohol level double over the legal limit.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the Broward County first-grade teacher allowed an unsupervised restroom break, resulting in one of her students becoming seriously injured. The student’s finger had been slammed into the door while Singleton stayed behind in classroom.
The 46-year-old was fired Tuesday based on a recommendation from Superintendent Robert Runcie.
A subordinate became suspicious when seeing Singleton stumbling while escorting her students to her classroom on Dec.9. According to the administrative complaint, the principle spoke with the teacher, saying that she was “irritable and unable to answer questions.”
That morning, Singleton was later breathalyzed displaying an initial reading of .235 then .203 after a second reading. Singleton would’t have been able to drive, exceeding the legal limit of .08.
Before being fired, Singleton was reassigned by the district.
Singleton has previously been convicted in relation to illegally being under the influence. According to the administrators, she was convicted of driving under the influence in 1988 and in 2002.
Singleton was not able to be reached for comment.