UPDATED: Girls Basketball Player, Hockey Players Among L-S Athletes Suspended

Police say evidence of both alcohol and burnt marijuana were present.


An under-aged drinking party that was broken up by the Sudbury Police Department on Jan. 24 has resulted in numerous athletes from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School receiving MIAA suspensions.

According to Lt. Scott Nix, parents have contacted the department admitting their student-athlete had received a suspension.

"Parents have called us, asking about the communication process between the school and the police," Nix said, "and what procedures were imposed and why."

According to a report from Pam Cross of WCVB-Ch. 5, among those suspended were a girls basketball player and several hockey players.

When contacted earlier today to confirm rumors, L-S Athletic Director Nancy O'Neil said she didn't think discussing which sport the suspended students played would add anything positive to the situation.

Officers were dispatched to an Easy Street residence last Thursday at about 10:09 p.m. after a parent who picked up his child at the house reported the under-aged drinking party.

When officers arrived, there was a substantial amount of alcohol and the presence of burnt marijuana in the home, Nix said. Officers took down the names of nearly 50 teenagers who were present.

"Due to the large number of individuals involved and substantial amount of alcohol and burnt marijuana, we wanted to ensure everyone's safety," Nix said.

UPDATED: 2:20 P.M.

Nix said a juvenile will face Social Host Law charges in the near future and that a complaint has been completed. The parents were not home at the time and will not face charges.

Officers contacted the juveniles' parents to make sure they got home safely and provided their names to Lincoln-Sudbury, Nix said.

Under the Middlesex County's community based justice, police can share this information with the school department and gave the names to Lincoln-Sudbury High School.

According to the MIAA drug and alcohol policy:

"From the earliest fall practice date (the 3rd Monday in August), to the conclusion of the academic year or final athletic event (whichever is latest), on and off school grounds, weekdays and weekends, twenty-four hours per day,  regardless of the quantity, use or consume, possess, buy/sell or give away any beverage containing alcohol (including products such as NA or near beer); any tobacco product; marijuana; steroids; or any controlled substance as defined in the Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 94-C, Sections 1-48). (NOTE: It is not, however, a violation for a student to be in possession of a legally defined drug specifically prescribed for the student's own use by his or her doctor.) It should be clearly understood that any gross violation of this rule, e.g., being drunk and/or disorderly, could result in immediate dismissal from the team.

"The minimum PENALTIES per M.I.A.A. Rule 62.1 are:

"First offense: Suspension from representing the school for the next consecutive interscholastic contests totaling 25 percent of all interscholastic contests in that sport. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating 25 percent of a season. Students will be required to attend all practices and team meetings during that time. During this time frame, the student may not represent the school in scrimmages or jamborees.

"Second and subsequent offenses: Suspension from representing the school for the next consecutive interscholastic contests totaling 60 percent of all interscholastic contests in that sport. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating 60 percent of a season.

"Penalties shall be cumulative each academic year, and a penalty period will extend into the next academic year. That is, if the violation occurs outside a season of competition or if the penalty period is not completed during the season of violation, the penalty will carry over to the student's next season of actual participation, which may affect the eligibility status of the student during the next academic year."

L-Salum_swag February 02, 2013 at 04:01 PM
nothin wrong with smokin some good good Julie
SudStudent February 03, 2013 at 01:19 AM
Maybe i'm trying just trying to get parents and other adults to understand and to stop being so quick to judge. And to lshockey/lacrosse the party scene for juniors and seniors is definitely larger. But the kid who hosted this party was a sophomore and they dont't have as many house parties
Sam Based February 05, 2013 at 02:27 AM
is it just me or do you sound like an idiot, lay off the protein shakes and steroids. sure he sounds like a dork, but what kinda word is pusscake
SudburyCitizen February 05, 2013 at 10:39 PM
This page is ridiculous and out of control. It really shows that no one has anything better to do these days then sit on the Sudbury Patch and write comments about what has happened IN THE PAST. The party is over, and though it was a big deal for a small town like Sudbury, we must remember that it has been dealt with and there is no need to keep resurrecting it. On another note, I do agree with the fact that teenagers are going to drink and smoke and continue to have parties no matter who is commenting on this page saying socializing should be illegal. Though we perhaps should discourage it, teens are going to do as they please and clearly will not give in to adults reprimanding them for such acts. And to LSHOCKEY/LACROSSE, maybe instead of attempting to insult adults who choose to participate in commenting on what is none of their business, you should go back to college and stop worrying about what is happening in Sudbury. If you are telling everyone else to "get on your college level" then maybe you should focus on doing that yourself. Getting caught up in Sudbury drama isn't going to get you anywhere in life. On a final note, the person who called the police was very responsible for doing so and did the right thing. No one should be reprimanding this person for doing what's right. If anything the guy might have saved someones life and I don't believe you would be commenting such horrific things if a child or friend had been killed in a drunk driving accident.
LSHOCKEYISSTUPID June 03, 2013 at 04:52 PM


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