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Loudoun teacher: I drank the night before school, not on a school day

So it wasn’t Bob Costas and Jerry Sandusky, but WRC-TV 4’s Shomari Stone scored an exclusive interview with the Loudoun County middle school teacher arrested for being drunk at school Monday. But you do have to wonder, again, what lawyer thought going on TV right after an arrest was a good idea.

Radhakrishnan Sivaramapillai, Loudoun County schoolteacher accused of being drunk in school. Is trying to make physics interesting so wrong? (Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

Sivaramapillai told Stone, “I had a little last night, and I don’t know what happened.” A little will do that to some people. “Right now, I am feeling a little exhausted,” he said. That does tend to be the after effect of “a little.”

Asked why he was charged with being drunk in public, the teacher responded, “I’ve never done the public drinking.”

Such a fine line between drunk and drinking, isn’t it?

Here’s the full face-to-face NBC 4 interview:

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Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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