Teacher, high school student arrested in beer theft

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RESTON, Va. (AP) – A teacher and student at a Fairfax County high school have been arrested after police say they teamed up to steal a case of beer.

Police say that 30-year-old Fabiana Ciammaichella (see-AH’-meh-SHELL’-eh), a Spanish teacher at South Lakes High School in Reston, and an 18-year-old male sophomore at the school have both been charged with drug, alcohol and larceny offenses.

According to Fairfax County Police, on Monday night Ciammaichella was caught on surveillance video distracting a cashier at a gas station in the Reston area while the student steals the case of beer.

Police say they then went to the teacher’s home, where they found her and the student with the beer and a variety of illegal narcotics.

The school system has suspended Ciammaichella.

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