A fifth-grade teacher at an elementary school in New Jersey has been charged after allegedly supplying a 13-year-old student with vodka, vape pens and THC oil for more than two years.
“And they go against our primary responsibility of providing our students with a safe environment. We have no tolerance for any actions that harm or could potentially harm our students,” Dr. Rocco added.
Shockingly, it’s not the first time a teacher has been accused of supplying drugs and alcohol to underage students.
In 2020, a California high school teacher was accused of supplying 16 minor students with cannabis and alcohol during a school camping trip. The teens were part of the school’s Outdoor Adventure Club.
The teacher was believed to have asked a 17-year-old student to drive her to a nearby grocery store to purchase alcohol, followed by a stop at a weed dispensary. She allegedly provided both substances to students on the trip.
The 50-year-old teacher was later charged with felony counts of using a minor to transport cannabis and furnishing minors with cannabis, and misdemeanour counts of endangering children, contributing to the delinquency of minors and providing alcohol to minors.
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