• Students expelled for underage drinking at charity event allowed to attend prom, graduation

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    BELLE VERNON, Pa. - Eight Belle Vernon Area High School students will be allowed to attend school and activities after a Westmoreland County judge ruled in their favor in an underage drinking case.

    The students, who have not been identified, were given a 45-day expulsion after being cited for underage drinking at a Relay for Life event this month.

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    But the controversy now stems from whether it's a community event or a school-sponsored one.

    After the punishment was handed out, the students filed a lawsuit against the school district saying administrators didn’t follow school disciplinary measures.

    Watch below to find out why the judge overruled the district's punishments:

     


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