NEWARK, OH — A Newark City Schools custodian was fired after repeatedly showing up to work intoxicated, according to the Newark Advocate.
Caitlin Giblin, a night custodian at Newark High School, was fired by a unanimous vote at a special board meeting, the article stated.
According to the article, Giblin was under the influence of alcohol on October 18 with a blood alcohol level of .09.
Giblin had two similar incidents on her employment record in September 2010 and August 2009, the article noted.
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Editor''s Note: If ever an employee is found to be under the influence of a prohibited substance — even one considered legal when consumed responsibly — immediate action should be taken. In this case, an intoxicated custodial professional could have caused damage to their person and to school property, as inhibited motor skills, cleaning chemicals and equipment and/or machinery do not mix.