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Police: High School Intern Bought Booze for Student

Southington Police say the Meriden man bought alcohol for a 15-year-old student.

Steven F. Bucchieri, of Meriden. Credit: Southington Police Department
Steven F. Bucchieri, of Meriden. Credit: Southington Police Department
A 26-year-old Meriden man is scheduled to appear in court Monday on allegations that he bought alcohol for a 15-year-old Southington High School student.

Police said the man, Steven F. Bucchieri, was an intern at the time of the incident, which reportedly took place on Halloween of 2013. Southington Police began the investigation after the student spoke with a school administrator about the incident. 

During the investigation, Bucchieri was placed on leave. He is no longer an intern at SHS, police said. 

The warrant alleges that Bucchieri supplied a 15-year-old student with alcohol. After receiving the alcohol, the student reportedly took it to a party later that night.  

There was no physical relationship reported between the student and Bucchieri, police said. 

Bucchieri was arrested by warrant on Feb. 28, on a charge of sale or delivery of alcohol to a minor. He posted a $10,000 court set cash bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on March 10.

John Leary March 05, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Let’s insure that somewhere in the process to earn a teaching certificate and a Master’s Degree in education the graduate student is instructed on, and accepting of, the law. Furthermore all teachers, especially young teachers entering the profession, must learn and agree to act as mature responsible adults and role models. This responsibility must remain with them in their professional life, personal life, and virtual life displayed on social media. We should be grateful the leadership of the school directed this matter to the authorities.

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