A Southington High School teacher was reportedly pulled out of his classroom for being drunk and wetting himself in front of students last Thursday, but the Connecticut school didn't notify the police and won't discuss the details.
According to NBC Connecticut, school principal Dr. Martin J. Semmel wrote a letter to parents last week: “Today at Southington High School a situation occurred with one of our teachers who behaved in an unprofessional manner during period 1 and 2 classes. When it was reported during period 2 to the main office, this individual was removed immediately from the classroom.”
However, some in the community claim the school is not telling the whole story (video below).
“They said he was a Spanish teacher who came into school fairly intoxicated to the point where he soiled himself; he wet himself,” an anonymous source told WTNH. “The kids were video taping it and he preceded to pin a student up against the wall. He did make physical contact with a student.”
Southington Board of Education assistant superintendent Karen Smith wouldn't confirm the story to WTNH or say why the police were not called to the school.
“We have board protocols and procedures that are always followed 100 percent," stated Smith. "Whether it be staff members, students or even community members, we have a very strict policy that is always followed."
“If a teacher is being escorted out the school, and my child is in that classroom or school, I definitely want to know that,” an unidentified parent told WTNH. “You know, it’s disturbing because you don’t know what the teacher did, you don’t know if the teacher could harm the kids.”