School district: Greeley teacher was drunk at work, should be fired

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School district representatives want to fire a teacher at Bille Martinez Elementary after they say she showed up drunk to work on May 8, 2013.

Hughes will apparently not continue to teach at Billie Martinez Elementary School.

GREELEY, Colo. — A Greeley elementary school teacher could lose her job after allegedly showing up drunk to school.

On Monday night, the board of education for the Greeley-Evans School District 6 recommended that Glennis Hughes be fired. She has taught in the district for 23 years.

Two weeks ago she consented to a breathalyzer test at Billie Martinez Elementary School. Police say she blew a .132 — well above .08, the legal limit to drive.

Some of Hughes’ students came to her defense earlier on Monday.

“She said she never has had a problem with this,” student Guadalupe Baca said. “She said we shouldn’t have any concerns.”

District 6 superintendent Ranelle Lang feels otherwise, recommending that Hughes be fired based on “insubordination, immorality and neglect of duty.”

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