Teacher arrested for being drunk in school

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Tennessee man who has taught for years in southeastern Kentucky has been charged with being drunk at school.

Math teacher Thomas A. Baker was arrested outside his classroom at Bell County High School on Tuesday morning.

Baker, who is 48, lives in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.

School Superintendent George Thompson says Baker has taught in the Bell County schools for more than 20 years, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. School board policy requires Baker's suspension while the public intoxication charge is resolved.

Baker is free on bond. Records at the Bell County Detention Center don't indicate whether he has an attorney.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by unknown Location: usa on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    I know Tom. this is a big error in the part of staff,parents and law enforcement. He was not drunk!! he even requested to have a breathalyser and blood test to prove he was not drunk. police refused to do the requested tests. instead they only did a field sobriety test on a man with bad knees. his slurring was caused by recent dental work on his front teeth and he even showed authorities, school staff his implants on his front teeth which were causing the slurred sounding speech. with out blood,breath or urine specimens the court will let him off due to no substantial proof of public intoxication. as far as his reputation, well its screwed because of the state of kentucky and the Internet. sue the state Tom stay strong you can win this. F*&^!! kentucky!!


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