School employee gives moonshine to student

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KOSCIUSKO, Ind. (WANE) – A Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation employee is facing charges following an investigation into claims that he provided alcohol to a 15-year-old student.

Police said an allegation was made on March 5 stating that David G. Swanson, 49, had provided alcohol to the student, and that he had been furnishing this student with beer and hard liquor since the student was 13.

Swanson served as a technology associate for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, according to Superintendent Brett Boggs.

Investigators said Swanson provided the student with moonshine on two separate occasions, once in January and once in February. During the incident in February, it is alleged that Swanson had intended for the student to take five quart jars of moonshine and to sell them for $25 each. It was also alleged that Swanson had manufactured the moonshine using a still on his property.

Swanson was arrested without incident this afternoon and was incarcerated in the Kosciusko County Jail on the following charges:

• Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony
• Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Two Counts), Class A Misdemeanor

Boggs said on Sunday that Swanson is no longer employed by the school corporation.

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