Jessica Aljure: Forest Grove Middle School teacher accused of giving alcohol to student
Fort Pierce, FL (WPTV) – A middle school teacher who taught classes in Fort Pierce is under arrest and accused of giving alcohol to a minor, according to Fort Pierce police.
Police say 27-year-old Jessica Aljure, who taught at Forest Grove Middle School, picked up a 14-year-old student who missed her bus.
Before dropping the student off, police say Aljure stopped a bought a bottle of Seagram’s 7 and a pizza.
They say she poured some of the whiskey into a bottle of 7 Up she was drinking. The student also had a 7 Up bottle and asked for some of the alcohol.
Aljure gave her the Seagram’s and told her, “just a little bit,” according to police.
When the teen got home one of her parents said she was acting strange and appeared under the influence.
Police say the parent confronted the child in front of the teacher and that the student did not answer and Aljure denied and wrongdoing.
The teen then went into her house and took a shower with her clothes on but fell while in the shower, according to a probable cause affidavit. At that point 911 was called and the child was taken to the hospital.
Thursday police interviewed Aljure and charged her with one count of child abuse and one count of giving alcohol to a minor.
The St. Lucie County School District says she is no longer employed by the school system.
It released the following statement:
“The consistent and primary concern of Saint Lucie County Public Schools is always the safety, security and welfare of the students we serve. Jessica Aljure has been released during her probationary period; she is no longer an employee of Saint Lucie County Public Schools.”
By John Sparks