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Winthrop High School hockey team under investigation for drinking

Police in Winthrop are investigating the high school's hockey team after alcohol was found in their locker room.  Credit: Metro file Police in Winthrop are investigating the high school's hockey team after alcohol was found in their locker room.
Credit: Metro file

Police in Winthrop found open containers of alcohol in the high school hockey team's locker room Friday, and they're now questioning both the coaches and players.

A police officer was on patrol late Friday evening at the local middle school, where the Winthrop High School hockey team's locker room is located. He entered the locker room after noticing some suspicious activity, and found open beer containers and the smell of alcohol, WCVB reports.

"There's allegations that there were kids drinking inside the locker room, also coaches drinking inside another locker room. Those allegations are under investigation by both law enforcement and the administration of the schools," Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said."The important lesson to take out of this is make smart decisions and choices when you are participating in these events."

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Head hockey coach Dale Dunbar has been placed on administrative leave from his position as rink manager at the Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center.

Police are using surveillance video to determine how the players were provided alcohol.

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