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West Irondequoit Students Suspended After Prom Incident

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Rochester: West Irondequoit Students Suspended After Prom Incident
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Forty-one students have been suspended from Irondequoit High School after school officials say the students had alcohol before their high school prom Friday night.

It all took place during the students' limousine ride before the prom, and school officials don't believe any students were able to smuggle alcohol into the prom.

The limo drivers checked their vehicles after dropping the students off at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. They found flasks and duct tape strewn about the limousine.

The drivers contacted school officials, with complete lists of all the students they had transported. Officials were able to round up all the involved parties within about an hour. All the students were taken back to Irondequoit High School, and parents were notified.

West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeff Crane says none of the students appeared to be drunk, but merely having alcohol in their limos was enough to levy the punishments.

"Without proof, it limits what we can and should do, but we believe that there's probably, out of the 36 seniors involved, there's probably four or five, maybe up to seven, that had anything to do with the alcohol," Crane aid.

As far as punishments, all 41 students were suspended from the last day of school, and 36 seniors are also suspended from Senior Week activities, but can still take their final.

Crane says the school's investigation continues. He hopes the few students believed responsible come forward soon. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP