QUESTION: At the Baby Ball, a formal dance for Brawley Union High School freshman and sophomores, a freshman boy and his sister, a senior, got extremely drunk.
When the girls' intoxication became obvious, the police and her parents were called. Alcohol was found in her car.
I thought the kids would be suspended from school — or that they would be banned from extracurricular activities. Now I hear the girl will be going to the junior-senior prom as if nothing happened. Why are school officials permitting her to go to the prom after her escapade at the freshman-sophomore dance? — Confused Parent, Brawley
If the students had been smoking marijuana, even if they didn't inhale, they could have been expelled from school. Alcohol is a different matter, according to BUHSD Superintendent Garth Isom.
The BUHSD alcohol policy does not say that students caught drinking must miss the prom, he said. If that bothers you, you are not alone.