Students show up at Naperville North ‘possibly under the influence’
Sun Staff August 18, 2011 1:04PM
Updated: November 30, 2011 12:20AM
A number of students showed up for the first day of school at Naperville North High School Wednesday appearing to be intoxicated.
Some of the students have already been suspended while others are still being talked to about the situation.
According to School District 203 Director of Communications Susan Rice, a number of the students were observed acting in an unusual way Wednesday.
“A number of students showed up at school ... possibly under the influence,” Rice said.
The district is not releasing an exact number of students involved in the situation.
“The school administration is talking to the students and their families” about the incident, Rice said.
Some students have already been suspended, she said, while the punishment for others is still yet to be determined.
“Each student is being dealt with as an individual,” she said, so a variety of disciplinary options will probably be used.
Before school on Wednesday, the senior class at Naperville North held its annual tailgate party. Rice said “there was no alcohol at the tailgate party” and that the students got intoxicated off campus.
“The intoxication has nothing to do with anything on campus,” she said.
Along with any disciplinary action, she said the situation is also a chance to talk to the students involved about the dangers of underage drinking.