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NJ Elementary School Teacher Charged with Giving 13-Year-Old Boy Vodka, Vapes, THC Drops

Mercer County

By: Richard L. Smith 

A fifth-grade teacher at Mercerville Elementary School in Hamilton has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today.

Officials say Ms. Jennifer Debiec, 39, of Bordentown, was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit. Debiec is accused of providing a 13-year-old boy with vodka, vape pens and THC drops for approximately two and a half years.

Mercer County officials would not immediately say if the victim is a student. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the prosecutor’s SVU at (609) 989-6568.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law