Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Paid Vacation for teacher with fatal DUI ticket

On December 14th I wrote about a Blythewood Middle School teacher, Aja Adams, who was charged with four motor vehicle violations, including hit-and-run and felony DUI involving a death. That earlier article is here.

The Voice of Blythewood dug out more details. Its December 22nd article is here.

The crash occurred on November 29 on Hard Scrabble Road at Clemson Road. Brown apparently collided with a moped about 10:30PM. One man on the moped died; the other was injured.

How did Richland 2 react? The District, according to the Voice of Blythewood, put Brown on paid administrative leave.

WHOA! What kind of deal is that???

So Brown gets arrested on a felony fatal DUI charge and gets a paid vacation for a while?

Sure, she is presumed innocent until found guilty. She supposedly was the only occupant of her car. Did the moped back into her? How much doubt is there that she caused the crash? 

The Voice of Blythewood is still trying to get the trooper's report. What was Brown's BAC? Where was she partying before the crash?

Do you feel it is wrong to put her on "paid" administrative leave?

Why not put her on unpaid administrative leave? Oh, I know. This is where diversity, equity and inclusion come into play!


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  2. BlakeBHS, thank you for reading this blog and for posting your comment. The most important part of this incident is that it should not distract students and teachers from their primary duties: learning and teaching. If the facts are correct as reported, Ms. Adams made a terrible error. When we learn from the experiences of others, we don't have to make the same mistakes. Thanks again for posting.

  3. After hitting the moped she fled, tried to pass another car, and hit me head on.

    1. Thanks, Earl. I hope you and any passengers in your vehicle were not injured.