Teacher Accused of Serving Alcohol to Minors

Middle school teacher said she had no idea teens at her house were drinking

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    A Valley Center middle school teacher was arrested on suspicion of providing alcohol to minors after deputies responded to an out-of-control party at her home.

    Nancy Hilderbrand, 56, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of hosting a party where minors were drinking alcohol, according to Valley Center Sheriff Sgt. Bob Bishop. The story was originally reported by NBCSanDiego's media partner, The North County Times.

    Deputies responded to Hilderbrand's home on Puma trail at 12:23 a.m., where they found about 75 teenagers, many of whom appeared drunk. Two drunken 17 year-olds were also arrested on the scene for hitting and punching the officers, who responded to calls reporting fights at the house, Bishop said/

    The teens were arrested for suspicion of assault and battery on a peace officer and were later released to their parents.

    It appeared Hilderbrand was hosting a party at her home to celebrate her daughter's high school graduation. Deputies found the house littered with beer and liquor bottles.

    Bishop says Hilderbrand claimed she didn't know the teens were drinking alcohol, however one teen witness said he saw Hilderbrand in the middle of the party, Bishop said.

    "One hundred kids in your house and we've got photos proving they were there and trashing the house, and you don't know what's going on? Oh, yeah you do," Bishop told the North County Times, who later confirmed with Valley Center Middle School that Hilderbrand is a teacher there.

    Hilderbrand is now out on bail. She could not be reached for comment.