ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Alleged Super Drunk principal Kim Warren (photo above) has been replaced at work. Super Drunk laws in Michigan send first time offenders to jail for as long as 180 days. But a letter from Novi Community School District officials to parents says that Warren is now on paid administrative leave.
Kim Warren was the principal of Deerfield Elementary School when she was arrested under the local Super Drunk ordinance. She was accused of allegedly leaving the campus during a lunch break, consuming alcohol, swerving, and then pulling back into the school’s parking lot.
Warren was charged under a Super Drunk ordinance used when someone blows more than a .17 percent, double the legal limited. “She had been in the building that morning. There had been no sign that anything was wrong,” Novi Community Schools Superintendent Steve Matthews told Fox 2. “She then left the building to go to lunch to pick up a couple of things, and it was upon her return that she made a horrible decision.”
The district superintendent wrote parents to report “Ms. Warren has been placed on paid administrative leave. As we move forward Mrs. Lisa Fenchel, longtime Principal at Novi Meadows, has agreed to serve as Interim Principal at Deerfield Elementary and will begin serving the students and staff first thing tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 10th).” Matthews also told Fox2 that she “understands that it was a horrible decision. She will not be back in that school for a long time, if ever.”