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UPDATE: Deputies say teacher arrested after giving student alcohol at school,

Mingo County court records say Kandace F. Dick, 31, a teacher at Tug Valley High School, is charged with two counts of child neglect creating the risk of injury and two counts of contributing to a minor. (WCHS)

Two Mingo County High School teens were injured after their teacher provided them alcohol at school and they crashed when she let them use her vehicle, court records said.

Kandace F. Dick, 31, is accused of providing alcohol to a 17-year-old and 15-year-old Wednesday while at her job at Tug Valley High School, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court.

The complaint said after giving the students alcohol, she gave them the keys to her vehicle and let them drive to a nearby gas station to buy food.

When the students were driving to the gas station, the 15-year-old lost control and wrecked, the complaint said. Both students were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

Mingo County Sheriff Deputies say the teens injuries were minor and this looks to be an isolated incident.

The School District released this Statement: "Mingo County Schools and the Mingo County Board of Education are committed to the safety and security of our students and staff. This matter is currently under a thorough investigation. The school administration and the district are working in partnership with all appropriate agencies."

According to the school website, Dick is a special education teacher.

Dick is charged with two felony counts of child neglect creating the risk of injury and two counts of contributing to a minor. She posted $3,000 bond, Thursday afternoon and her next court hearing is Jan. 31, 2019.





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