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High school football celebration leads to drinking charge

Hours after winning a third straight provincial title, some players with the Citadel High Phoenix football team were involved in some extra-curricular activities that left a school window smashed out and at least one boy charged with underage drinking.

Hours after winning a third straight provincial title, some players with the Citadel High Phoenix football team were involved in some extra-curricular activities that left a school window smashed out and at least one boy charged with underage drinking.

According to Const. Brian Palmeter, Halifax Regional Police were called to Citadel High School after a passerby noticed people in the school at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“Officers observed high-school age students fleeing the area,” said Palmeter, adding about half a dozen were stopped and one charged with underage drinking.

Palmeter said that there were some alcohol bottles left inside the school.

Halifax Regional School Board spokesman Doug Hadley confirmed that members of the Citadel High football team — potentially with others — were involved.

But Hadley refused to say whether any disciplinary action had been taken.

“The school is investigating ... to determine responsibility and determine what consequences they will receive for their actions,” he said.

“(But) we wouldn’t report on (the consequences) other than to say that the school will be responsible for imposing discipline.”

 
 
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