An Ohio school board is firing a longtime teacher after an investigation concluded she slept in class and repeatedly arrived late.
A referee in the matter had called 71-year-old Carol Smith "totally unprofessional" and reported to Perkins district officials in northwest Ohio that Smith's actions threatened the safety of her middle and high school students.
School board president Steve Schuster said Wednesday's vote to terminate the 34-year veteran teacher followed lengthy deliberations.
The Sandusky Register reports students had testified class was "unruly" when Smith was late and that they played games when she slept.
Smith said she was late a handful of times and denied falling asleep. She testified a condition required her to rest her eyes.
Now in the past election, did Carol here fill in the dot for John Kasich or Ted Strickland?
For the record, I had that same "resting my eyes" condition when my tax instructor threw me out of class 25 years ago. He didn't seem to buy it either.