Crime

Nebraska First Grade Teacher Allegedly Served Alcohol To Minors

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Nebraska first grade teacher is still employed at Trumble Park Elementary School after she was charged with serving alcohol to minors in her Papillion home.

Ann Urwiler was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and procuring alcohol for a minor after she allegedly threw a part for a group of young people, some of them under the age of 18.

Although the alleged incident did not occur at the school, administrators say the charges violate the district’s professionalism policy.

"It is probably one of the most important things that we do, is to make sure that we protect students and we protect the profession as a whole," said Papillion-La Vista School District spokesperson Annette Eyman.

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The district plans to launch its own investigation into the claims.

"Any time a criminal action involves students or minors, the severity of that is much more serious, and is something we immediately take action on," Eyman told KETV.

The policy states that engaging in inappropriate contact with students outside school or breaking the law in any way could result in administrative leave. After a district investigation the employee could be terminated.

"It's pretty quick. When you're dealing with role models for students, you can't take a long time. So it's a quick process. Probably much quicker than a criminal process," Eyman said.

Urwiler is expected to appear in Sarpy County court later this month.

Sources: KETV, WOWT

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