Middle School Students Disciplined After Drinking On Bus

13 Breckinridge County Middle School students have been disciplined after it was discovered they drank alcohol while on the bus on the way to school.

One parent, who did not want to be identified, says the students were mixing vodka and Gatorade on the bus before they arrived at the middle school. He says some of the students were visibly drunk.

The Superintendent of Schools says the students were disciplined, and their parents were notified, but went on to say the students were not drunk.

The major criticism seems to be against schools officials. Many parents say the incident should have been reported to the sheriff's department.


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  • by SmarterThanA5thGrader Location: KY on Aug 4, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    This incedent should have been turned over to the Sheriff's Dept. The parents of, as well as these children, should have been held accountable. The key here is that laws were broken and should be enforced. The School has no authority to enforce law! Some people have no business having children to begin with because they have no parenting skills and likely never will. A few of the comments below are so illiterate that I wonder how qualified you are to weigh in on anything relating to education or the adminstration thereof.
  • by Anonymous Location: perry county on May 31, 2008 at 11:24 PM
    1st we take paddling out of school then we stop letting parents busted their butts. where is the descipline. and we wonder why kids are out of control. goverment start letting parents be parents and school to be able to discline them. and we would not have these problems. so lets just put them on the naughty mat and hope they learn their lesson and maybe when they go out and hurt someone bad enough we can sit them down an extra ten min......come on people where is your brain. call the police and let them be disiplined the right way..oooooo yeah since when is 13 year old kids not alond to drink on the school bus that is a shocker. fighting 5 min. on naughty mat, not doing homework 5 min. on naughty mat, smarting off to a adult 5 min. on a naughty mat, drinking on school bus 5 min. on naughty mat, doing drugs 5 min. on naughty mat, murder 5 min. on naughty mat, and so on what have they learned = how to set on there butts and get up and everything be ok.
  • by Blahblah Location: Lexington on May 24, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    Kids will be kids.THe high and mighty never made a mistake,and homeschooling may or may not be the answer.I have known people that were homeschooled and yes they were smart and educated,but had no real world skills at all.The minute they saw something bad they freaked and didn't know how to handle it.We blame everything but the way it is.Kids will be kids!!!Smack their butts and then they will learn!!!I got drunk on the bus in Middle School,I didn't get cuaght,but I had great parents and that isn't where I got the booze.I think we should think back to when we were teenagers and quit being such hypocrites!!!!
  • by Robert Location: Perry county on May 24, 2008 at 03:36 AM
    I agree the police should have been notified and the kids should be prosecuted for their crime. Its a shame that kids are allowed to get by with things like that with minimal punishment. Just like the kids that got caught drunk camping out at Hazard High School. when the police arrsted the kids that got caught drunk and what did the city authorites over the police do, they got upset because the police did their duty. when they caught them drinking by just casually checking on them..the people who allow our teens to drink or get alcohol for our children should also be prosecuted..A crime is a crime no matter what the circumstances or your families position in the community. rich, poor, race shouldnt matter. what should matter is, that they were breaking the law and when they are not prosecuted the way they should be. they are being taught that for some people there is ways above or around the law and this is the wrong thing to teach our kids.
  • by Anonymous Location: louisville on May 23, 2008 at 11:16 PM
    ISN'T THAT SCHOOL IN ENOUGHT TROUBLE NOW.I HEARD THEY WAS GETTING SUED FOR SAME SEX CLASSES. NOW THIS! SUE THEIR A**** OFF FOR NOT PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN HOLD THEM ALL RESPONDABLE. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO. AND I THOUGHT LOUISVILLE WAS BAD! I AM NOT SO SURE ABOUT THAT NOW.
  • by GetReal Location: Lexington on May 23, 2008 at 06:11 PM
    Police should've been called and can handle the situation from the LEGAL point of view, from the caretaker's point of view the parents can ground them or take away their Ipod for a week or whatever lame punishment that means nothing that they give them. But to not let the legal system take part in an ILLEGAL act is ludicrous, even if they aren't jailed or anything, just the process will affect them in a positive way and maybe keep them out of trouble in the future. Otherwise, they're already doing this in middle school and are destined to be on the wrong side of the law for life if not adjusted now.
  • by HELLO Location: Kentucky on May 23, 2008 at 01:58 AM
    Yep! just keep letting the parents handle it. Eventually, they can discipline their children for DUI, Wreckless homicide, murder.....Get Real. What is zero tolerance for if it isn't enforced. Someone has to be responsible for a wake up call. Middle School? Where did they get the booze? Hats off and Thank You Hazard Police for doing your job with Pride. It should never matter who the person is if they are breaking the law. The law was never intended to apply to a selected few. We need to stop complaining about who's feelings get hurt or who's name gets dirty and do what is right in teaching our children how to behave responsibility and respectfuly.
  • by Anonymous Location: breckinridge co ky on May 22, 2008 at 10:43 PM
    The main reason this was on the news.Is because my child was threaten by several students that was involed in the drinking.Which had nothing to do with my child.If people would control their childern, and the right thing would have been done first. This would have never made it to the news.Kids make mistakes, but do u want drugs and liquor given to your children.School officals should have handle this properly.My child had nothing to do with this, and was threatened with his life.More people need to step up and teach our children right.If this was my child involed i would expect the school to call law enforcement to put a scare of god into their butts.Tell your kids to stop the threats and this will be the end. Lets all be parents together. god bless you all
  • by Berea Resident Location: Berea on May 22, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    We had the same problem at a middle school in Berea. Most of the kids just got suspended for a few days. Gosh, just let the kids stay home, that will teach them. Send the spoiled brats to alternative school for a semester and let them have to deal with kids that do the same thing.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 22, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    They should give them all time out. That'll show 'em!
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