Police investigate Clarkstown HS binge drinking

October 18, 2011 3:12:25 PM PDT
One Clarkstown North student who didn't want to give his name was part of a group whose behavior has sparked a police investigation.

This weekend, dozens of high schoolers chartered buses to Manhattan.

The problem is a number of underage students got drunk and very sick.

The students were picked up at locations around New City.

Between 150 and 200 teens paid $50 for the ride and a cruise around Manhattan.

The trip is an annual tradition during homecoming weekend.

Earlier that evening there was a dance.

Students were checked to see if they were sober.

The district attorney says the drinking may have occured at a house party.

Sources say the quarterback of the football team was among the students who had to be taken out of a bus by ambulance.

Police only learned about the incident when they were tipped off by a parent, other than that, no one's talking.

The school district had no comment for Eyewitness News either, saying this wasn't a school sanctioned event.

Police hope any parent with questions or information will contact them.