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John Mall Seniors busted for drinking on college trip

by Brian Orr

WALSENBURG- A school-sanctioned trip to CSU Ft. Collins took a wrong turn last week, when 15 of the students were caught drinking and were removed from the campus.

    According to RE-1 Superintendent Michael Doyle, a final decision on the action against the students has yet to be made, but it is certainly possible that the students might not attend prom, or possibly even not be allowed to attend graduation.

    The students were in Ft. Collins as part of a private program as part of the  University’s College Days, where prospective students are shown around the campus, and told about classes.  Police were called to students hotel that night, but it is unknown if any students were arrested.

    Three chaperones were with the group, but it not known whether they were with the students at the time the drinking occured.  A total of 23 students attended the College Days program.  The John Mall senior class has 36 students.

    John Mall Principal Doc Siders said, “This certainly is a lesson about underage drinking.  They have consequences.”