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Edison Elementary Teacher Charged With Child Endangerment

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Credits: South Brunswick Police Department
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SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The South Brunswick police arrested a woman after a mother called police looking for her 15-year-old son, who was supposed to be at a birthday party.

Police discovered that an underage drinking party occurred at the residence of an Edison teacher, and one teen was found to be incoherent.

Tracey Harding, 50, of South Brunswick and a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, was arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment.

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According to investigators, police received a 911 call from a woman who said she could not locate her son, who was at a birthday party on Friday night. The mother attempted to call her son's phone multiple times with no answer.

The mother became concerned and called Harding, who stated he was sleeping. The mother became concerned and went to Harding’s residence at Homestead Lane to check on him and called 911 in route.

Officers found the boy when they arrived at the home and he was transported St. Peters University Hospital heavily intoxicated. The victim was treated and released after several hours at the hospital.

Harding is currently suspended with pay according to school district officials.

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