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St. Paul St. Paul school fires substitute teacher for drinking on the job

A substitute teacher at a St. Paul elementary school was fired Tuesday for drinking on the job.

The teacher, who has not been named, was removed from Roosevelt Elementary after police were called around 1 p.m. Principal Scott Tryggeseth called police and reported that the teacher had been acting "suspiciously."

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "police administered a Breathalyzer to the teacher." His blood alcohol level registered at 0.18.

A pint of Phillips vodka was found in the teacher's possession.

Tryggeseth issued letters to parents after the incident briefly explaining the situation.

"A substitute teacher was dismissed today after we became aware that he may have been under the influence of alcohol. He will not be retuning to our or any other St. Paul Public Schools building," wrote Tryggeseth.