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Students Petition for Nun to Keep High School Teaching Job After DUI Charge

Supporters Try to Save Nun’s Job

Video has now been released of a nun and Philadelphia teacher being arrested for a DUI, but supporters are trying to save her job after she is on administrative leave. NBC10’s Cydney Long reports on what happened the night of the arrest and how supporters are helping. (Published Friday, Nov. 13, 2015)

Students at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia are asking administrators to let a nun keep teaching after she was arrested for driving under the influence.

Sister Kimberly Miller, IHM, failed a field sobriety test in Washington Township, New Jersey around 3 a.m. last Saturday, police said.

Miller's blood alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to police.

Before being stopped, police said Miller backed her silver Chevy Impala into the front doors of a Meineke Car Care Center along Route 42 in Turnersville.

Nun DUI Stop

[PHI] Nun DUI Stop
Dashcam video captures DUI stop and check of nun in New Jersey.
(Published Friday, Nov. 13, 2015)

Police pulled her over a short time later and she submitted to a field test. Miller was later charged with DUI.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catholic Education placed Miller on administrative leave Wednesday pending the outcome of an investigation.

Students launched an online petition the same day asking officials to let the well-liked sister keep her teaching job.

"She has helped her students blossom into the women they are today with her selfless devotion and dedication to her faith and job as a teacher," the petition reads. "In light of recent events, all of the positive things she has done should not be overshadowed by one negative wrongdoing."

More than 1,500 people signed the petition as of Friday morning — 590 more than hoped for.

Asked about the petition, archdiocesan spokesman Ken Gavin said officials were aware of it and reminded that no decision has been made about Miller's future. He said the diocese won't comment further since it's a personnel matter.

Petition to Save Nun’s Job After She Receives DUI

[PHI] Petition to Save Nun’s Job After She Receives DUI
Sister Kimberly Miller, a Philadelphia nun and school teacher at Little Flower High School for Girls, is on leave after a video surfaced of her failing a sobriety test, and now there is a petition to save her job.
(Published Friday, Nov. 13, 2015)