Florida Teacher Anne Wampole Suspended for Being at School Super Drunk
There are only a handful of jobs where working under the influence of alcohol may be a benefit: stripper, news blogger, game show host. High school teacher certainly isn't one of them, as Bayshore High School's Anne Wampole has found out the hard way.
The 39-year-old Bradenton, Florida, teacher was approached by an assistant principal on January 13th. The administrator detected a strong odor of alcohol, and Wampole was immediately removed from class and ordered to take two breathalyzer tests according to the Sarasota Tribune-Herald.
The tests came back with a blood alcohol level of 0.112. The legal limit to be considered intoxicated in Florida is 0.08. In other words, Wampole apparently got serious when it came to getting her drink on.
"It's a serious concern that it was that high that late in the day," Scott Martin, assistant superintendent, told the paper.
The tests were administered at about 1:30 p.m. Wampole had been in the school since 7:30 a.m. It's apparently not yet known yet if she had come to work intoxicated, or was drinking through out the day.
Wampole had been placed on administrative lead, and the Manatee County School Board will vote whether to put her on unpaid administration. She will face a hearing and could face eventual termination.
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