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20 Glenbard South Students Caught Drinking, Temporarily Suspended from Sports

District 87 confirmed Thursday that 20 student athletes were among those at an underage party held at a student's home.

A shadow was cast over Glenbard South High School's homecoming week after officials at Glenbard Township High School District 87 learned student athletes were participating in underage drinking at an off-campus party. 

District 87 said that 20 students will not be allowed to participate in portions of their athletic season, according to a story in the Daily Herald. School Superintendent David Larson confirmed Thursday the students were drinking at a party at a student’s home last weekend.  

Pictures were posted on Facebook, which showed the events at the party, according to the story.

Glenbard District 87 has a code of conduct for students and a code of conduct for athletes. The district’s code was devised to encourage students to be leaders and to conduct themselves in a way to develop good citizenship, according to the code of conduct.

The District 87 Code of Conduct specifically states that athletes cannot use tobacco, alcohol or illegal substance or participate in off-campus parties where drugs or alcohol are available.

The code states:

Not use or possess any illegal or controlled substance, including marijuana, alcohol, unlawful drugs, “look-alike” drugs, drug paraphernalia, and/or any other substance not prescribed for the student that is used or typically intended to be used to achieve a high or altered mental or physical state as identified in the Glenbard High School District #87 Student Handbook, Board Policy 7:190 regarding student discipline, and all other Board Policies.

Not attend, host, plan or otherwise participate in parties, gatherings, or ride in automobiles, etc., where the athlete or others are using or in possession of any illegal or controlled substance, including marijuana, alcohol, unlawful drugs, “look-alike” drugs, drug paraphernalia, and/or any other substance not prescribed for the student that is used or typically intended to be used to achieve a high or altered mental or physical state as identified in the Glenbard High School District #87 Student Handbook, Board Policy 7:190 regarding student discipline, and all other Board Policies. If any Glenbard High School District #87 student athlete attends a party/gathering in which police make arrests for drugs, alcoholic beverages, or any illegal substance, and the student is listed on the police report as an arrest, witness, or attendee, they may be in violation of the Code.

The student athletes will be allowed to practice with their teams but will miss about 20 percent of their seasons, according to the Herald.

Other students were at the party but are not being punished because the event took place off school grounds in a private home and not during school hours. 

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J. Burket September 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It shouldn't come as a shock to the parents and athletes who signed off on just this kind of punishment at the beginning of their season. This happens every year at all of the Glenbards. Do the crime . . . suffer the consequences. Their lives will go on.
Bilbo Baggins January 30, 2013 at 01:34 PM
They had it coming.
Bilbo Baggins January 30, 2013 at 01:35 PM
BOOBIES AND BEER!

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