PLACER COUNTY, CA - He's accused of giving underage students marijuana and alcohol, and Monday Rocklin middle school teacher Ian Runciman faced a judge.
Runciman pled not guilty to three counts of giving marijuana to three minors over the age of 14 between October and December of last year. Rocklin police say he provided pot for underage teenagers at his apartment. Some of the teens were his former students.
Police say it appeared the Granite Oaks Middle School teacher formed relationships with former students and maintained those relationships after they went on to high school.
Investigators say each of the teens named in the complaint was either a former student or a friend of a former student.
Police say they became involved after the father of one of the students found his son at Runciman's apartment and discovered what was happening.
Runciman remains free on bail, but the judge barred him from any controlled substances and ordered him not to have any contact with minors outside of his own family.
News10 calls to the Rocklin school district to confirm whether Runciman was placed on administrative leave were not returned. Runciman's attorney did say in court that his client is not currently working with children.