STAMFORD - Stamford police say two more Stamford High School students are facing charges for leaving a classmate passed out drunk on school bleachers Wednesday, bringing the total number of students involved to eight.
Police say at least six students left the girl, whose blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit, comatose and didn't notify anyone. School officials detained two intoxicated students and found drugs, liquor, and a cell phone video featuring the girl passed out. Authorities say when they asked the students why they didn?t help the girl, the teens said they thought she was sleeping and didn't want to get in trouble.
The incident has shocked students and parents alike, and school Principal Donna Valentine says the tragedy can be a teachable moment as well.
"If you have a choice of getting in a little trouble, or being responsible for someone dying, it's a no-brainer," said Valentine.
Police say the eight teens have been suspended from school, and will be charged with reckless endangerment. Meanwhile, school officials have set up an anonymous hotline for students to alert them if a classmate is in trouble.
Stamford high student faces alcohol charges