Remember how there were "cool" teachers in high school? Well, a NJ science teacher described as "kool" and "a god" by students was arrested for allegedly giving students alcohol in his house and for pot possession. Frank Melchiorre, who lives in Chatham Borough, was suspended from his position at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. Reaction on the Frank Melchiorre Appreciation page on Facebook? "oh no....."
The Morris County Prosecutor's Office says Melchiorre is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing alcohol to a person under the legal drinking age and making his residence available for the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the legal drinking age. WCBS 2 reports, "A neighbor who did not want to identified told CBS 2HD he noticed a lot teens coming in out of Melchiorre’s apartment in downtown Chatham. The teacher’s explanation was the students were involved in a successful tutoring program."
It's unclear if any students were also arrested. The school district says that "further action" will be forthcoming. Melchiorre was hired in the 2006-2007 school year.