The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thomas Brownlee

Thomas Brownlee likes to drink. And evidently he likes to drink so much, he feels it's okay to show up to work drunk. Thankfully, he doesn't have a very important job, so he didn't think tipping a few glasses of his favorite alcoholic beverage before popping in to work was anything to think twice about.

Oddly enough, his employers don't seem to see things the same way- and had the drunk arrested, after another employee and a few students complained. Yep, I said students. Cause Brownlee's job that he showed up to with "slurred speech, breath smelling of an alcoholic beverage and bloodshot eyes" was as a substitute teacher for Richardson school district in Texas.

A substitute middle school teacher suspected of being drunk in class was too intoxicated to complete a sobriety test and was arrested, authorities said.

Thomas Brownlee, 56, was in a classroom Tuesday with students and another staff member for about 20 minutes, Richardson school district spokesman Tim Clark said. Another teacher suspected Brownlee was drunk and told a campus police officer.