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Police: Teacher showed up for first day drunk, took off pants

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A high school teacher made quite an impression during her first day on the job – allegedly showing up drunk and taking off her pants in the classroom.

The Waggoner police chief told FOX 23 in Tulsa that Lorie Hill didn't check in with administration officials, went into a classroom that she claimed was hers and then removed her pants.

“Out of sorts… they didn't know who she was and things like that. She was apparently new, supposed to start yesterday,” Chief Bob Haley said.

Police found Hill in the principal's office where district staff had detained her. Once officers arrived, officials found a pair of shorts for her to wear, they said.

“When our offices interviewed her, she did admit to having some vodka yesterday morning before she came to school,” Haley said.

The chief said it appears that Hill commuted to Wagoner High School from her home in Claremore, and officers found a cup with vodka odor in her car.

But, she was only charged with public intoxication and not DUI because there were no credible witnesses who saw her drink at home and then drive to work, police said.

Parents were shocked.

“I don't know how you can be a professional teacher and teaching young people and show up drunk,” said Frank Sandiford, whose child attends the school.

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