Teacher Pleads Guilty to Giving Students Alcohol

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Wes Milliken says: "Danielle is a good person that exercised bad judgement."

Danielle Brown entered Simpson County District Court surrounded by her family. This is the first time Brown has admitted fault for giving students alcohol before a school field trip to New York back in June.

Milliken says: "She's accepted responsibility and she's paid the price. By this case, the loss of her professional license which she took four years to get, and the intense media scrutiny in this case."

Brown accepted a plea bargain in Judge Frank Wakefield's Courtroom. She pleaded guilty to all six counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, for giving the students alcohol. Each of the counts carried a $250 fine.
She will also serve 60 days in jail as part of the plea agreement. Brown is also not allowed to have contact with any of her former students. As she left court, with her family around her, she deferred all questions to her attorney, Wes Milliken.

Milliken says: "She's ready to put this matter behind her and resume her life as a private citizen."

Judge Wakefield ordered Brown to show up to begin serving her jail term on January 1st 2006, at six p.m. She will have until October 10th of next year to pay her fines. Which total about $1650.

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