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Former student teacher accused of supplying student with alcohol

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Steven Bucchieri was arrested for supplying alcohol to a student, police said. (Southington police photo) Steven Bucchieri was arrested for supplying alcohol to a student, police said. (Southington police photo)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A former intern at Southington High School was arrested for supplying a student with alcohol, police said.

Steven Bucchieri, 26, of Meriden, was taken into custody Feb. 28.

Police said Bucchieri supplied a 15-year-old student with alcohol in October 2013. That student reportedly took the alcohol to a party.

"It's troubling. It's sad," said Southington Superintendent Joe Erardi.

There was no physical relationship between the student and Bucchieri, police said.

The student told a school administrator about what happened. The district immediately called police.

Police told Eyewitness News Bucchieri was a University of Bridgeport student, who interned in the district. They told Eyewitness News it's very similar to a teacher's aide only they're not a school employee.

"On one day they could be a substitute teacher. Another day they could be a co-teacher," Erardi said. "They could be in the cafeteria or they could be leader of a group with a special project."

Bucchieri wanted to be a teacher, according to the Southington School District.

The district would not say if the student, who received the alcohol, would be facing any disciplinary action.

It's unclear why the student told administrators about the alcohol and why Bucchieri gave the student alcohol in the first place. 

Bucchieri was charged with delivery of alcohol to a minor and was released on $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court March 10.

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