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McLean County Deputies raid Peoria Notre Dame after prom near Heyworth

Mon, 07 May 2012 14:42:38 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

McLean County Deputies raid Peoria Notre Dame after prom near Heyworth McLean County Sheriff's Police busted a Peoria Notre Dame High School after-prom event over the weekend. 41 teenagers either flunked or refused breathalyzers. Another ten passed the test. The event was held at a rural Heyworth residence and advertised on Facebook. Sheriff Mike Emery says this is a large party, but such events happen all the time, and it's discouraging.

   

Emery says the mother of one of the students, 49 year old Kathryn Morgan, is accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by offering her residence as the site of the party and providing booze.

   

He also says deputies seized enough kinds and quantity of alcohol to stock a small liquor store. The parents of more than 40 students of Peoria Notre Dame High School received phone calls from the Sheriff's police in the wee hours of the weekend. Deputies released the children into their parents custody with charges to be filed later. Emery says the community is still recovering from Danvers area fatalities related to underage drinking and now this happens.

   

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