Nearly a dozen students were cited for alcohol violations Friday at the first Rock Hill High School football game this season, according to Rock Hill Police.
Officers were investigating underage drinking in a parking area at the Rock Hill School District 3 stadium Friday, according to a police report released Monday morning. They approached a Clemson tent and saw coolers containing various types of liquor bottles, multiple cups containing alcoholic beverages and “many” standing around the tent.
A 17-year-old claimed possession of some of the liquor bottles, police said. All the teens were given the option of giving a breath test or “being honest about consuming alcohol.” Ten other teens smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking underage.
The 11 students – who were all ages 16 or 17 – were issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol and released to the school administration, which contacted their parents. None of the students were allowed to enter the stadium.
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“The students have been disciplined,” said Mychal Frost, a school district spokesman. “Exactly what they are or are not allowed to do is something I cannot discuss.”
Rock Hill lost their home opener to Blythewood 27-13.