A North Carolina fifth-grade teacher is accused of giving malt beverages to teens and allowing them to drink at her house in Jacksonville, according to local media reports.
Authorities in Onslow County say Diane Mennig, 52, has been charged with providing high school-aged youth alcohol between November and January at her home on Running Road, the Daily News of Jacksonville reported.
Police charged Mennig with three counts each of giving malt beverages to people under 21, giving liquor to people under 21 and overage aiding and abetting an underage person possessing and consuming alcoholic beverages, the Daily News reported.
“We will be talking with Ms. Mennig in the next few days to determine employment status,” Barry Collins, spokesman for Onslow County Schools, told the Daily News on Wednesday.
Mennig teaches fifth grade at Morton Elementary School. She has been at the school for seven years and has been a teacher for 25 years.
Mennig has two daughters and is formerly from West Virginia, according to Morton Elementary School’s website. One daughter is high school age.
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