Local/State

Drunk prom goers spark underage drinking probe

Thursday, May 26, 2011

An underage drinking investigation is under way after more than two dozen Pennsylvania high school students had to be sent home after showing up drunk at their prom.

The Times Herald of Norristown reports as many as 32 students were booted from the Methacton Area High School prom on Saturday night.

State police say they're trying to determine if an adult supplied the students with alcohol before they arrived for the event at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Investigators tell The Philadelphia Inquirer some of the students were so intoxicated they couldn't stand on their own.

Methacton superintendent Timothy Quinn says administrators are conducting their own investigation. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says the district has cooperated with authorities.

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