A Seattle kindergarten teacher at Larchmont Elementary named Klara Bowman was fired after allegedly having alcohol and being intoxicated while she was teaching. News reports say a student saw Bowman acting intoxicated, walk into a wall, and told the front office what they saw. The assistant principle then went to the classroom, found her intoxicated, and then escorted her off campus. the parents received a letter later that week that Bowman would not be returning as their teacher.

The incident happened in February but this wasn't the first time Bowman had been in trouble for an alcohol offence. She had a last chance agreement with the district after another incident in 2011 but has been a teacher in the district since 2008.