Police: Reports of Drinking at Friday Night’s Football Game Exaggerated
The Wellesley Police Department issued a statement to put rumors of Friday night’s football game to rest.
Rumors of car accidents, widespread underage intoxication and multiple arrests at Friday night’s Wellesley vs. Norwood football game are false, according to police.
The Wellesley Police Department posted a statement on its website today saying that school administrators brought five students to the attention of police for alcohol intoxication at the game, played Friday night at Wellesley High School's field. In each case, the student admitted to consuming alcohol before the game, according to Lt. Marie Cleary of the department, who spoke to Wellesley Patch today.
Two of those students required medical attention, the statement says. The three other students had parents at the game who took each one home.
“To our knowledge there were no injuries,” the announcement says.
Cleary said police did not find alcohol on any students at the game, nor did they find any in the stands following the game.
“There were no arrests or charges filed, nor were there any motor vehicle accidents related to this game,” the announcement said.
Wellesley High School Principal Andrew Keough held a school-wide assembly today to address "two matters that I believe stand to negatively impact our school community, jeopardize student safety, and come into direct conflict with our school core values," according to a letter to parents and guardians.