Report: Sixth graders drank vodka at Goose Creek school

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Sixth graders at a Goose Creek charter school reportedly drank vodka on campus, according to a source.

The incident reportedly happened on April 27 at Mevers School of Excellence on Henry Brown Boulevard.

A letter was sent out to parents stating that there was an incident at the school that required severe administrative action.

According to the letter, the school said it is still investigating the matter and further disciplinary action will be taken if necessary.

A source says a sixth grader brought the vodka in a clear plastic bottle.

The student reportedly told other students the vodka was holy water and angel juice.

According to the source, some students were told to drink the vodka.

The source says one group of students were caught drinking the booze.

According to the source, several students have been suspended and that the entire sixth grade has been punished.

The source says the administration took away recess period, imposed a silent lunch, and ruled no water bottles or cell phones would be allowed.

Administrators said Thursday's meeting is for parents only.

The school released the following statement:

"Our highest priority is providing a safe and secure environment for our students.  We are not at liberty to discuss any specific student activities or disciplinary actions.  If any allegations of alcohol or other banned substance are brought to our attention, we immediately conduct a thorough investigation and take all appropriate actions based on our findings." – Colleen Reynolds, spokesperson for Mevers School of Excellence

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