November 13, 2015
Little Flower Catholic High School students are asking administrators to practice forgiveness and allow a nun who was charged with a DUI over the weekend to keep her teaching job.
More than 1,600 students and alumnae of the all-girls high school, part of the Arch Diocese of Philadelphia, signed an online petition created in support of Sister Kimberly Miller, who teaches at the school.
"Sr. Kim has served the Little Flower community and it's students for many years," a statement on the petition page read. "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. In light of recent events, all of the positive things she has done should not be overshadowed by one negative wrongdoing."
Some others weren't so forgiving:
I'm a proud little flower alumnae. but I'm not signing a petition to save sister Kim's job. she got a dui, deal with the consequences!— ohLAUD (@breelaud) November 12, 2015
According to police reports and video taken by witnesses at the scene, Miller was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday after police said she backed her pickup truck into a New Jersey business.
Police report Miller was reportedly driving an F-150 and allegedly failed a field sobriety test. NBC Philadelphia reports that her blood-alcohol concentration was "twice the legal limit."
Miller has reportedly since been placed on administrative leave by the archdiocese.
View the petition here.