Suspensions issued in prom drinking incident

    Punishments have been dished out to in wake of the Methacton High School prom incident in which 32 students were reportedly caught drinking alcohol.

    Several of the students have received two-day out-of-school suspensions and 10 hours of community service, while some others have received five-day out-of-school suspensions. A number of the student athletes involved have been barred from finishing out their seasons.

    None of the students allegedly drinking before the prom have been expelled.

    The incident is still under investigation by the Upper Merion police and the Pennsylvania State Police. An unnamed parents is allegedly being investigated after renting a bus to take students to the prom. Those students left the bus noticeably intoxicated, according to The Mercury.

    “The administration is dealing with this very seriously,” said school board member Herb Roth III. “Each case is being taken on an individual basis.”

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