Teacher accused of bringing alcohol to middle school

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A teacher at Odyssey Middle School in Boynton Beach could be suspended for three days after being suspected of bringing alcohol to school.

The Palm Beach County School Board at its Wednesday April 3 special meeting will consider taking disciplinary action against teacher Jeffrey Burg.

A report issued by Palm Beach County school investigators states a male student was found in possession of an alcoholic beverage on the Odyssey Middle School campus last January.

The student, according to the report, told administrators he got the beverage from a female student who found it in a cooler in Burg's classroom storage closet.

Investigators say the school principal and assistant principal indeed found an alcoholic beverage inside a cooler in Burg's classroom. The teacher told administrators he brought the cooler in to replenish the water supply in the refrigerator and when he saw the alcohol he planned to bring it home.

Burg will be suspended without pay for three days if the Palm Beach County School Board approves the recommendation from investigators.

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