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14 Miamisburg athletes suspended following party involving underage drinking

Published: Monday, October 08, 2018 @ 3:39 PM

Fourteen student-athletes in Miamisburg schools were suspended for code of conduct violations occurring the last weekend in September, according to Superintendent David Vail. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
Fourteen student-athletes in Miamisburg schools were suspended for code of conduct violations occurring the last weekend in September, according to Superintendent David Vail. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Fourteen Miamisburg schools student-athletes have been suspended from regular scheduled athletic activities following an incident on homecoming weekend, according to the district.

The suspended students from “a number of fall teams” violated the code of conduct the weekend of Sept. 29, according to an email last week from Miamisburg Superintendent David Vail.

Vail declined to provide many details regarding the suspensions, including what part of the code they violated, of which athletic teams they are members nor the students’ grade levels.

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However, police said the incident involved underage consumption of alcoholic beverages. On Sept. 29, Miamisburg school district resource officer, Ryan Copsey, was the officer reporting a response to a home on Rosina Drive on a liquor violation, police records obtained Monday show.

Miamisburg High School’s homecoming dance was Sept. 29.

The report, which states police responded to the call about 10:30 p.m., indicates an “underage party was discovered to have occurred.”

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Vail said last week the suspension came after “the administration and our (school resource officer) investigated the allegations, as well as interviewing approximately 40 students, athletes and non-athletes.

“The outcome of the investigation is that 14 student-athletes were found to be in violation of the code of conduct,” he added.

Vail said the student-athletes are suspended for 20 percent of the regular scheduled games, which may entail post-season tournament games.

“All of the student-athletes, their parents, and their coaches have been notified and made aware of the consequences,” he said.

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