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3.06.2015

Teacher Of Sixth Graders Drunk In Class?



MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa —An Iowa teacher has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after she was allegedly drunk while teaching students earlier this week. Carissa Bryant, 33, is a sixth-grade teacher at Lenihan Intermediate School. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryant Wednesday afternoon after the Marshalltown School District received a tip from a staff member that an employee may be under the influence of alcohol. Chief Deputy Steve Hoffman said the incident happened the same day a county deputy was at the school for DARE anti-drug and alcohol classes. “The irony is not lost,” said Hoffman.Sobriety tests were administered and she was charged with public intoxication. Authorities said Bryant had blood shot eyes, slurred speech, and a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19 percent.

Two quick thoughts: (1) The cops were called? Whatever happened to the days when a co-worker/friend would take control of a situation and help a girl out? Yeah, you shouldn't be drunk. And you probably deserved to be fired or suspended, but arrested?  (2) I've got her defense lined out: "You who have taught sixth graders throw the first stone."

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fact that they called the cops instead of getting her the hell out of there for "getting sick" during the day probably indicates that her coworkers didn't like her anyway.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

No, the cops were not called. She just chose the wrong day to keep drinking.

"Chief Deputy Steve Hoffman said the incident happened the same day a county deputy was at the school for DARE anti-drug and alcohol classes."

DF Steve McCroskey

Anonymous said...

Mostly though, this blog is probably disappointed that she did not molest a student, helping 2015 be a "strong year".

Anonymous said...

10:05 My thoughts exactly

DD

Anonymous said...

Teaching 6th grade will drive you to drink!!

Anonymous said...

I've seen several different responses: The cops get called; The employee is told to go home; Another employee takes the person home; The manager (a nurse practitioner) calls a Doctor for a 5 day prescription of anxiolytics to withdraw from alcohol and tells the person to take 5 days off; The person gets sent to Human Resources for treatment or counseling; The manager fires the person and reports her or him to the board.

Anonymous said...

"You who have taught sixth graders throw the first stone."


Your remark isn't right. It isn't even wrong. It's merely more nonsensical bull from an increasingly out-of-touch goober.

Anonymous said...

Better call Barry!

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:48

Try spending 7 hrs., five days a week with 20-30 sixth graders AND THEIR HELICOPTER PARENTS! and see if you don't give drink a serious consideration.

DF Dewey Finn

Anonymous said...

Not unheard of in Wise County schools. Difference, as you said, Barry. Someone stepped up and got them out of the situation and the business of teaching.
Yes, I am a teacher. Yes, I know the facts. No, I won't name names, but I can think of three off the top of my head.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dewey, you chose to be a teacher.
No sympathy here.

that guy said...

you know, it's a very distinct possibility that the gal just tied one on the night before.

I've been down that road - shut down the bar at midnight (small town), slept it off..... only to find out that I was still legally intoxicated the next day (.19 oddly enough - long story)

pretty good chance she just thought she was hung over.

I say give her the benefit of the doubt, although that won't do much for her now

P.S. that one drink per hour rule is b.s., trust me

Anonymous said...

I like a good beer buzz early in the morning.

DF Sheryl Crow
former sixth grade teacher

Anonymous said...

You who have taught sixth graders and not been drunk or at least wanted to drink throw the first stone

Anonymous said...

Speculation is not unlike uncontrolled gas passing in a crowd. You better have you dog with you or you WILL appear guilty. If she'd have done Meth or Xanax instead of booze, she might be teacher of the week

West Texas Flash

Anonymous said...

Not having to work all summer, spring break, two weeks at Christmas, every half-day, snow day, government holiday, tecaher "work" day, and good benefits must really make you want to drink.

Teachers can cry me a river.

Rage

Anonymous said...

This is worse:

world's first THREE-WAY same-sex marriage

Thanks for re-defining marriage so the fags can have what they want. Little boys and girls are next.

Anonymous said...

@10:48

I got it. Do you want me to explain it to you?

I love that someone who uses the word "goober" is calling someone elase "out of touch."

Anonymous said...

LOL 10:48, you said "goober" & "touch" in the same sentence.
I feel like I want to be really close to you right now

Anonymous said...

2:37 I think you smell different when you are awake.

Anonymous said...

Try spending 7 hrs., five days a week

This is a part time job.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, 7 hrs a day is spent with the students. There are untold dozens of hours a week worked by the teacher not with the students.

But you know that. You're just being the piss ant that you always are. Carry on, I guess.

Anonymous said...

When I drove school buses, sixth-through-8th graders were by far the worst. They had discovered that they could be sarcastic and rude, and that we couldn't do much to them about it.
Elementary school kids were more respectful to adults, because we were adults. High school kids were too cool to mess with you. But the middle school kids would jack with you, just for the pleasure of being an ass. They were all RIT. (Rages In Training)

Anonymous said...

Rage,

You have absolutely no fucking idea what teachers actually do, the hours they spend teaching, grading papers, continuing education, parent student meetings, lesson plans, school activities they are required to attend, etc.

They are professionals, who are paid less than what they are worth.

Most work at least nine hours a day, and several hours on weekends.

Seems like you have a problem with teachers...which probably explains why you are a fucking idiot.