Teacher shows up drunk on her first day on the job

Jacqueline Barnes 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

A teacher had no desire to hide her bad behavior from her students by showing up drunk on her first day on the job, according to reports.

The substitute teacher in Virginia, started her first day of work being drunk, authorities said.

Jacqueline Barnes, of Aldie, was visibly drunk when presented at Stone Hill Middle School at 9:00 a.m. last week, school officials said.

"The staff noticed unusual behavior on her way to the school," school spokesman Wayde Byard told local authorities.
"She was immediately taken to the office. She was never exposed to students and she was never in a classroom," he said.

She was arrested and charged with being drunk in public, according to police officers.

Barnes, 50, had been a substitute in the county since March, but her teaching career is probably over after her failed sobriety test, authorities said.

"If you like to drink you can drink all night, there is no need to get to school drunk and put your students in danger," a parent said.