Highland High School Drum Line Coach Accused of Supplying Alcohol to Students
Per the nightly routine, a Highland student turned his phone over to his parents for a recharge. As soon as mom had the phone, the student grew concerned and immediately demanded the phone be returned. The son’s concern set warnings off in the parent, and the parent refused to return the phone until she had inspected it. The son had forgotten to delete text messages and Facebook messages that were incriminating.
The parent discovered text messages between students that said, if the incident got out, people would loose their jobs and the incident will hit the local news. Everyone involved just needed to shut up, and the one student who was willing to talk everyone should call him a liar and discredit him.
Of course, the parent was concerned. He called the student willing to talk and started asking questions.
And the story got out.
Highland drum line coach, Jorge Brodt, aged 26, allegedly had a number of students over his private residence where he was accused of supplying them with alcohol. As soon as one of the parents found out about the alleged incident with Brodt, he contacted The Blackboard to report the incident. The very next day, he and the mother of the student that was willing to talk about the alleged incident went to the school to confront staff.
The Highland vice-principal refused to discuss the matter with the parents. When the parents asked to call Brodt into the office to confront him over supplying their children with alcohol, the vice-principal said Brodt was not on campus that day. The following day, the Highland vice-principal admitted Brodt had been fired.
When Blackboard staff called Highland High School to inquire about Jorge Brodt, they denied him working there. Blackboard said we pulled his name from the Highland Web Site, and Highland said it was old web site that hadn’t been updated in a long time. What quantifies as “a long time” is unsure, but Brodt’s Twitter feed had pictures of Highland Staff Folders that he was given at the beginning of the school year. As of the time when this article is published, Highland still has Brodt’s name listed as a staff member.
Brodt’s Yfrog feed attached to his Twitter feeds (@Jorge_Brodt) has a picture of dangerous amounts of hard alcohol spread over a table with a number of mixed drinks and shot glasses sitting around them. If this is a picture of the night Brodt supplied alcohol to minors is unclear, since it is one of the few photos that went without a caption. Another post on August 20th states, “And everyone bails yet again. At least I’ve got all this booze to myself.” Another Twitter post on August 22 says, “Back to work. Man it’s early. Probably shouldn’t have gone to bed at 4…… Ahhh well I’m good.”
As of August 26th post, Brodt says on his Twitter feed, “Dear job hunting…. You suck! ” and on August 27th, “Is expanding the job hunt outside of town. How exciting! The possibilities are intruiging (sic).”
As of publication of this article, criminal charges have yet to be filed against Brodt.