New information in the incident that banned Shallowater students from the prom.
Sources tell NewsChannel 11 that nine students went on the Ag field trip in question. A parent, of one of the girls involved, tells us the students drank alcohol at a hotel in DeLeon, Texas. Two parents also tell us they did not receive permission slips for the field trip. A parent who wishes to remain anonymous tells us he doesn't agree with the punishment.
Shallowater High Seniors Banned From Prom Because of Alcohol
"I don't condone what they did, and they're being punished for what they did. But, the school needs to acknowledge they're giving me as a parent a handbook, this is the only information I have to go by. This is it, and it's not being followed," the parent said.
The Shallowater High School Principal gave NewsChannel 11 a copy of the Texas Education Code which states any student found drinking during school functions will be sent to an alternative education program, and won't be able to attend any school functions.
Principal Tom Johnson says he's just following the rules. "If a child is in disciplinary alternative, it's also a state guideline they may not participate in school functions, or be on school grounds," Johnson said.
Shallowater's prom is May 20th.
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