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Three Hospitalized for Alcohol Poisoning at Homecoming Dance

Nine Haverford High students were cited for underage drinking.

Haverford High School’s homecoming dance was tarnished last week when nine attendees were cited for underage drinking, three of whom had to be hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.

According to Haverford Police Sergeant Shant Bedrosian, the first call regarding misbehavior at the November 21 dance came in at approximately 8 p.m. By 9:07 p.m. the department had issued citations to nine students; six of whom were released to their parents and three who had to be taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital because of the extent of their intoxication.

“It was clear they needed medical attention,” said Bedrosian, who declined to provide comment on whether the students had imbibed at the dance or before they came.

According to a report on the department’s website, one student, a 15-year-old male, became combative with the police. He was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, in addition to his underage drinking charge.

Lorbee December 01, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Some things will never change. I can remember going to the Haverford prom and the chaperones holding up the head of one completely intoxicated female whose head kept banging on the sink whenever she let go. I've never understood the lure of losing your self control, embarassing yourself publicly and then feeling sicker than a dog the day after. Yep-sounds like great fun to me.
hiesenberg December 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
sounds like a good time to me ;)
bigben December 02, 2012 at 02:29 AM
the 15 yr old probably has nothing to worry about, he wasn't planning on getting far anyway

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