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Arlington Elementary Student Busted For Alcohol

By Jack Fink, CBS 11 News
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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – One day after a routine drug and alcohol awareness program at Arlington’s Mary Moore Elementary School. they had an incident that was anything but routine.

District spokeswoman Leslie Johnston says a sixth grader came to school with alcohol and now, 11 students are being disciplined.

Administrators say the incident began when one of the students brought a bottle of soda to school spiked with vodka and passed it around for others to try.

Some parents, like Cynthia Stallins, say it is alarming. “I guess you can say unsettling. You don’t expect it to hapen in an elementary school. More like a high school.”

Stallins’ three children, including a sixth grader, attend Mary Moore Elementary.

She says she hadn’t heard about the incident – the district didn’t send a note home with all students.  Stallins says, “That way we could approach our children and say this happens regardless of where you’re at. You try to shelter your kids and yet, they’re still exposed to it.”

The district says none of the students became ill.  Arlington ISD is still investigating.

A spokeswoman wouldn’t specify the type of discipline the youngsters are facing.

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