Union will back teacher if fired on drug charges By By KYLENE KIANG The Daily Sentinel Thursday, September 28, 2006 The teachers’ union that represents Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School teacher Tammie Lee said it does not condone Lee’s alleged criminal behavior, but still will support her in the event of termination from employment. Lee, formerly known as Tammie Lee Reed, 41, has been arrested twice since October 2005. She was charged with methamphetamine and marijuana possession after the 2005 arrest and will face new charges from prosecutors Friday, following her arrest Sunday. “This is a criminal case. The charges against this woman are outside the scope of her employment,” read a joint statement from the Mesa Valley Education Association, the teachers’ union for Mesa County School District 51, and the Colorado Education Association. Neither group is involved in the legal matters of Lee’s criminal case. http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/09/28/9_28_1b_MVEA_react.html I am more concerned with the fact that they want to drug test every friggin person that works at WalMart and Home Depot for drugs, but they do no drug tests on the people who are supposed to be teaching and caring for our kids. I don't care if the guy selling me sheet rock is high, I do care if my kids teacher is high.