State Police: Rochester-area teacher gave alcohol to student


PENFIELD, NY (WROC) – A Penfield High School teacher is accused of giving alcohol to a student last year.

Forty-six-year-old Eric J. Brewer was arrested Tuesday for the incident troopers say happened last September.

Troopers say they were investigating the relationship between Brewer and the then 17-year-old student when they found Brewer had provided alcohol to the teen at Brewer’s Perinton home.

We’re told the student has since graduated from Penfield.

Brewer is charged with unlawfully dealing with a child.

The investigation into the case is ongoing, troopers say. Anyone with any additional information is asked to call state police at 585-279-0144.

Fairport Central School District statement

The Penfield Central School District holds its staff members to the highest ethical and moral standards and expects all employees to conduct themselves in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct. On Tuesday, April 17, the New York State Police Department informed the District that an investigation had been opened into the alleged misconduct of a Penfield High School teacher. 

Last night, the NYS Police informed us that technology teacher Eric Brewer had been arrested and arraigned on charges of unlawfully dealing with a minor.  The District is cooperating fully with the investigation and Mr. Brewer has been placed on administrative leave. Counselors are also being made available to any students or staff members who may need support.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the State Police at 585-279-0144.

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