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Dad gets agro at teachers during 3pm school pick-up

A FATHER who walked through a Proserpine school with an esky carrying cans of alcohol has been told by a magistrate "there's something not right" about the way he operates.

Steven Francis Burford, 35, from Proserpine, pleaded guilty in Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday to stealing, two counts of committing a public nuisance, contravening a requirement of police, driving over the general alcohol limit and two count of obstructing a police officer.

He further pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in public, driving while a passenger wasn't wearing a seat belt and consuming alcohol on a road and trespassing.

The court heard Burford stole a person's phone on April 18, after he thought they were filming his child.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors said Burford snatched the phone and later destroyed it.

The court heard Burford entered the grounds of Proserpine State School with an esky carrying alcohol which he proceeded to drink with no reason for being there.

Later, during the 3pm school pick-up, Burford become aggressive toward teachers as he waited to pick up his daughter, whose whereabouts were unknown.

"He puffed his chest and said, 'if this happens again tomorrow, I'll lose my s---," Sgt Myors said.

Magistrate James Morton said Burford's aggression was unnecessary and he couldn't fathom why he would bring alcohol to his child's school.

"It gives me concern you're not operating on all four cylinders - there's something not right about that," Mr Morton said.

Burford was convicted for stealing with no further punishment, convicted for driving while a passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt with no further punishment and ordered to pay restitution of $299 for stealing a phone.

He was further fined $450 and disqualified from driving for four months for drink driving, fined $200 for trespassing, fined $100 for drinking alcohol on a road and will serve 15 months' probation for the two counts of public nuisance and two counts of obstructing and contravening a police officer and their orders.

For possession of a knife no conviction was recorded and Burford was fine $100.