Noreen Freeman, the school nurse at pre-k school The Baker Center in Punta Gorda, Florida, was arrested for DUI in the school’s parking lot Tuesday morning after driving to the school drunk, reports NBC-2.com.
According to police, Freeman, a community health advocate who has been employed with the school since January of 2008, was slurring her words and her blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
“To show up at school and expect to do your job under the influence of alcohol is not acceptable in our district,” explains Charlotte County Public Schools Community Liaison Mike Riley.
Freeman, who admitted to drinking the night before, was not fired. Instead, the school district has given her the week off and offered substance abuse counseling.