Methacton students punished for drinking fulfill community service requirements

    Methacton High School students punished for underage drinking at their prom tackled a variety of community service duties to fulfill their penalties. Those most cooperative with police and school officials received the most lenient punishment: a two-day suspension and 10 service hours.

    For some, 10-day suspensions and 20 service hours were issued.

    The Times Herald reports penalties were based on the level of cooperation and the whether students had positive Breathalyzer results. Athletes were suspended from their teams for 15 days.

    Some students worked to remove graffiti and clean the building, while others put in time at an alterative school, the SPCA, the police department and local churches.

    In all, 25 seniors, eight juniors and eight sophomores were punished.

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