Drunk Teacher Who Greeted Colleague By Shouting ‘Yo, Biatch!’ Banned From Classroom Forever

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An elementary school teacher in Bradford in the UK has been banned from the profession after he showed up to work drunk and greeted a colleague by shouting, “Yo, biatch.” James Langley, 48, was employed at St. Oswald’s CofE Primary Academy at the time of the incident in November 2019 and admitted to drinking a “significant amount” of alcohol before heading to the classroom. While he’d been in the profession for more than 20 years, he was only at the school for about a month before he was forced to resign on December 2, 2019.

  1. This wasn’t the first time Langley had shown up drunk. He was accused of being under the influence of alcohol on “one or more occasions” between November 4 and December 2. However, it was the final incident on November 25 that prompted action from the Teaching Regulation Agency.
  2. Langley appeared “out of it” when he showed up that day. He was so inebriated that staff at the school really didn’t feel comfortable with his presence there and refused to leave him alone with students, a report revealed. An investigatory panel determined that his actions were “wholly inappropriate and a significant breach of the Teachers Standards.”
  3. He’ll never be allowed to teach again. The panel went on to say that Langley’s behavior “may bring the profession into disrepute” and therefore they had no choice but to ban him from teaching indefinitely. “The panel considered that it was wholly inappropriate and a significant breach of the Teachers Standards for Mr. Langley to be under the influence of alcohol whilst on school premises and carrying out his teaching duties,” the report read. “As a result, the panel concluded that public confidence in the profession would be weakened. Accordingly, the panel was satisfied that Mr. Langley was guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. The panel therefore found that Mr. Langley’s actions constituted conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute. The panel was of the view that prohibition was both proportionate and appropriate.”

Here’s hoping he gets the help he clearly needs ASAP.

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