Homecoming Queen Stripped Of Crown
OAK CREEK – The Oak Creek homecoming queen was stripped of her crown after she was arrested for underage drinking at the homecoming dance.
Police say the 17-year-old girl was allegedly telling friends at the dance she had an alcoholic drink before the dance. Police say her blood alcohol level was .04 to .05.
School officials say a second homecoming election will be held and photos of the new homecoming court may be shot for the school yearbook.
A lot of people find this so surprising because this is not the type of student you’d expect to be in this kind of hot water. After all, she is the homecoming queen and an honors student who police say made a stupid decision.
Her arrest is the talk of Oak Creek.
“It’s just kind of stupid,” student Luke Sorrenti said. “The homecoming queen shouldn’t have gotten drunk. It’s just bad for the school in general.”
Students and parents alike were shocked to learn that an honor student, star athlete and newly elected homecoming queen was arrested for being tipsy at the homecoming dance.
“Our teacher told us some chick got drunk and she got busted for it and she was the homecoming queen and now my friend is the homecoming queen,” student Yami Romich said.
According to the police report, the homecoming queen told a friend that she’d been doing shots of Jager before she came to the dance. A friend told a teacher, who told police, and when they tested her, her blood alcohol level was .04, almost half the legal limit
Police arrested the queen and officials at Oak Creek High suspended her and stripped her of her title. The girl's parents were at the school to see their daughter crowned. They had to go to the police station to pick her up.
Parents had mixed reactions about the consequences the homecoming queen faced.
I think you have to strip the title to show everyone that you just can’t do what you want now a days,” Kathy Houston said.
“When you’re 17, you’re going to do some things that are silly and you are going to do some things that are wrong,” Bob Brudnicki said.