Corduroy cuffed, banged up for teaching while drunk
Squiffy pedagogue's cooler stay 'appropriate'
A teacher in Southern California has been arrested and jailed for being drunk in charge of a class of schoolchildren.
The Desert Sun reports that unfortunate corduroy Tonya Neff, 47, was arrested "on suspicion of felony child endangerment" and transported to the Riverside County jail in Indio, after administrators at Toro Canyon Middle School called in the Sheriff's Department.
“There was never any threat to the students," said Coachella Valley school superintendent Ricardo Medina.
School management had handled the "unfortunate situation" in an "appropriate manner”, he added. “They involved the police when they felt they needed to involve the police.”
Sheriff's deputies issued a statement saying that Neff had taken prescription drugs and alcohol, and that "a container with an alcoholic beverage inside was found". Treatment by the school nurse was followed by arrival of the local heat and a trip to hospital - and thence onward to jail.
The teacher, a new employee at Toro Canyon, will be placed on leave while the Sheriff's investigation is carried out.
The Desert Sun report is here. ®
Sounds reasonable to me
Anyone who has seen a classroom of modern Western children will immediately understand why the teacher felt the need to be drunk *and* medicated before venturing into it.
Takes me back ...
This reminds me of my comprehensive school, where the deputy head mistress was permanently sozzled. She didn't even go out of her way to hide it, as the bin in her office was usually full of empty gin bottles. I felt sorry for her, as she was a well meaning sort who just seemed to be losing it at the tail end of her career. That was probably the opinion of her colleagues as well, as she was allowed to see out her last couple of years until retirement without any bother.
Madness I tell ya
All together now....
# All the teachers in the pub
# Passing round the ready-rub
# Trying not think of when
# The lunch-time bell will ring again