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Teacher facing disciplinary hearing for allegedly drinking on job

A substitute teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board will appear before a disciplinary hearing next week to face allegations of being drunk on the job. 

The allegations against Charlotte Carr stem from work at Lord Dorchester and Banting high schools

Charlotte Leone Carr will appear before Ontario College of Teachers' disciplinary committee on Nov. 14, 2019. (Chris Windeyer/CBC)

A substitute teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board will appear before a disciplinary hearing next week to face allegations of being drunk on the job. 

Charlotte Leone Carr is accused of being impaired at two high schools and drinking a can of beer during work hours.

The Ontario College of Teachers also alleges Carr had a history of missing work and an impaired driving conviction. 

A statement of claim submitted to the disciplinary committee said the substitute teacher attended a morning sports practice at Lord Dorchester Secondary School in September 2014 under the influence of alcohol. 

She allegedly told a supervising teacher that "she had gone out the night before, and was feeling it." 

The next incident, according to the statement, happened in November 2014 at Banting Secondary School, where Carr allegedly brought a can of beer to work and drank it.

The following year, in May 2015, staff at Lord Dorchester reported the teacher was in "an unfit state and/or smelling of alcohol and/or with blood shot eyes." 

Carr is currently on an unpaid leave of absence. The disciplinary hearing is set for Nov. 14.