04-11-2005, 09:33 AM #1
Teacher Allegedly Smokes Pot With Students
VENICE, Fla. - A 34-year-old high school math teacher was arrested after two female students said he served them vodka drinks and smoked marijuana with them at his house, officials said.
Michael B. Ziemian also showed the girls how he was growing marijuana in his garage, a Sarasota County sheriff's report said.
He was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, delivery of a controlled substance to a person under 18 years old and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The school district put Ziemian and his wife, an elementary school teacher in the district, on administrative leave. His wife has not been charged.
The Venice High School students told investigators they went to Ziemian's home in March to make up some school work. He gave them vodka-and-tonic drinks and smoked marijuana with them from a glass pipe, the report said.
He also took the girls into the garage and showed them a cabinet that containing marijuana plants, telling them he got his seeds via the Internet from another country, the report said.
Ziemian admitted giving the girls vodka and marijuana, the report said.
He was released from jail Wednesday after posting $40,000 bail. It was unknown whether he has an attorney, and a phone message left at his home Thursday was not immediately returned.
Information from: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, http://www.herald-trib.comThe saints are the sinners who keep trying...
04-11-2005, 12:15 PM #2Former Member
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Okay. Well this is one stupid man to start with. But why did the girls sit around and party with him in the first place?
He gets a $40,000 bail while the low lifes that aided and abetted John Couey were out on $500.00?