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Former teacher is accused of giving alcohol to students

February 25, 2011 |  3:42 pm

A retired Pasadena high school teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly supplying alcohol to current and former students at his home, police said.

South Pasadena police arrested David Lyman, 66, who was a teacher at Blair High School, on a warrant accusing him of furnishing alcohol to minors between June and December 2010, said Det. Richard Lee.

The Pasadena Unified School District contacted authorities in January after their internal investigation revealed that current and former Blair students had visited Lyman's South Pasadena home in the 1700 block of Oxley Street, where he allegedly gave them alcohol and allowed them to watch pornography on his computer, police said.

Police conducted interviews with the students days after it was reported and presented their case to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office Feb. 3.

Prosecutors determined that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a charge related to the pornography, but issued the arrest warrant on charges related to supplying alcohol.

Lyman, who was booked and released on his own recognizance, was ordered to appear in Superior Court in Alhambra in April, Lee said.


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