Former teacher getting support for decision to give student "morning after pill"

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by KVUE News

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Posted on February 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM

AUSTIN -- The teacher and coach who resigned from LBJ High School after allegedly giving a teenage girl the "morning after pill," says she's receiving a lot of support from students.

Tracy Steinberg, 32, is accused of giving a 16-year-old student the "morning after pill" without a prescription and without her parent's knowledge.

She told KVUE News Thursday that former students and teachers are sending her letters and messages of support.

Steinberg says teachers at LBJ High play an important role in the lives of their students.

"Words cannot even describe what goes on in that high school, in terms of what the teachers roles are, what they do, and what we're faced with on a daily basis," Steinberg said. "I have received so much support. I have created a Facebook page, just a professional support page, and the response and comments I've got from former students and colleagues have been completely overwhelming."

Steinberg worked as a math teacher and assistant volleyball and basketball coach.

She is charged with delivery of a dangerous drug, a felony. She faces up to two years in a state jail facility if convicted.
 

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