Coweta Co. teacher charged with giving drugs, alcohol to student

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A 29-year veteran teacher with the Coweta County Schools System has been charged with giving drugs and alcohol to one of his students. 
 
Michael Larvell Wilson resigned over the summer as school district officials and police investigated a parent's disturbing allegations. Newnan Police Lieutenant Tate Washington said she accused Wilson of giving her child drugs and alcohol. 
 
 "The parent told the detective working the case her son may have been provided with some alcohol there may have been some, I believe prescription drugs may have been provided," Washington said. 
 
School officials declined to go on camera but told FOX 5 Wilson was employed as a Language Arts teacher at Winston Dowdell Academy in June, when the parent  first came forward accusing Wilson of giving her then 17 year old son, a student at the alternative school, drugs and alcohol. 
 
 "The initial report we did not find anything we could actually prosecute on the case was investigated and more information came up at a later date."
 
That was in July. In early August, investigators established probable cause and arrest warrants were issued for the 55 year old Newnan man. He was arrested August 4, charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
 
Based on the initial investigation, Lt. Washington believes the alleged illegal activity occurred off campus.
 
 "From what I understand nothing happened on school campus," Washington told FOX 5.
 
Officials don't believe any other students were involved but the investigation is ongoing. Wilson is free on bond.
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