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Maine teacher guilty of giving alcohol to teen

February 24, 2012
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PORTLAND, Maine—A former teacher and coach at Westbrook High School has been sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to surrender his teaching license for giving a 16-year-old youth alcohol at his home.

Timothy Gillis pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of providing alcohol to a minor. A charge of allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor was dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/wD3J5k) reports that police launched an investigation in August. Police did not disclose the gender of the minor, nor did they say if the person was a student at Westbrook High.

Gillis was hired to teach English at Westbrook High in 1993. He became the boys varsity soccer coach in 1998. He resigned in October.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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