Maine teacher guilty of giving alcohol to teen


PORTLAND (AP) — A former teacher and coach at Westbrook High School has been sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to surrender his teaching license for giving a 16-year-old youth alcohol at his home.

Timothy Gillis pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of providing alcohol to a minor. A charge of allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor was dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The Portland Press Herald reports that police launched an investigation in August. Police did not disclose the gender of the minor, nor did they say if the person was a student at Westbrook High.

Gillis was hired to teach English at Westbrook High in 1993. He became the boys varsity soccer coach in 1998. He resigned in October.