Police: Rocklin Middle School Teacher Supplied Drugs, Alcohol to Children

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Mugshot: Ian Runciman


A Rocklin middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly supplying marijuana and alcohol to minors.

Police arrested 38-year-old Roseville resident Ian Runciman on Friday. Authorities found out about the alleged crimes after a student at Granite Oaks Middle School told his father that he went to a Runciman’s apartment and was given marijuana and alcohol.

The father then told a school resource officer, who started an investigation into the teacher. A few other students were found to be possible victims during the investigation.

Runciman now faces charges of supplying marijuana to a minor.

Police are still asking anyone with information about the investigation to call them at (916) 625-5443.

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  • jasmineskye53

    Now we can't trust our teachers? SAD SAD SAD world we live in these days !!!!! Our poor children will never get a decent education !!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG

  • Unbelievable999

    Please do not associate illegal activities with a decent education. I am completely blown away by these allegations and can only hope they are false. Two of my children were Mr. Runciman's students and he was an excellent Math teacher. From my interactions with him, I would have never guessed that he would have used marijuana or given it to children. My oldest had completely rejected math until attending his class and is now majoring in applied mathematics. I credit Mr. Runciman for turning my child around and making math fun. I would say the he is probably the best math teacher that I have ever met. I can't believe this has happened.

  • TheGreatGadsden

    What happened to the good old days? Where you could go to school and get a great education where you learned that ten exclamation points were acceptable. As a graduate from Granite Oaks middle school and having smoked my fair share of marijuana back in the day allow me to put your mind at rest by correcting your comment.

    "Now we can't trust our teachers? It's a (notice the sentence now has a proper structure) sad sad world we live in these days! Our poor children will never get a decent education! (the OMG has no place in a cohesive thought)

    That said what an irresponsible adult who will be penalized harshly in a high profile case like this. I find it funny that the students buying the drugs are referred to as victims. It takes two to tango.

  • Scott Bolli

    Ian Runciman is a stellar teacher and a good person who made some poor choices. Let’s wait for the whole story, but two of my kids were taught by Mr. Runciman and they’re way better for the experience.

  • Angelina Turner

    I’m curious why students seeking drugs and alcohol are being called victims? Unless one of the kids is an undercover cop….they are just as guilty of illegal activity. As for the teacher, this is a horrible choice that I’m sure he’ll relive over and over. Regardless of the out come his reputation will be tarnished for ever.