A second-grade boy found at school with three unopened bottles of beer today at IPS School 55 was suspended and faces expulsion.
District spokeswoman Kim L. Hooper said the school’s principal happened to hear something clinking or jangling in the boy’s backpack as he and other students were leaving the school cafeteria after breakfast this morning.
The principal asked what he had in his backpack and when he didn’t respond, she looked inside the backpack to find three bottles of Budweiser.
The boy was taken to the principal’s office and acknowledged that he knew he had brought the bottles to school, but gave no explanation.
Students are prohibited from bringing alcohol and drugs to school, Hooper said.
Per procedure, the principal contact Child Protective Services to look into how a second-grader had access to alcohol, and the boy’s parent or guardian was called to pick him up from school.