5/19/2008

Middle School Kids Expelled for Having Sex During Field Trip to Washington, DC - Mid-Carolina Middle School

For many kids, a trip to our nations capital, Washington, DC, would be a perfect end to the school year. For eight students at Mid-Carolina Middle School (South Carolina) that trip will be memorable not for the monuments they saw or the facts they learned about US history. No, for them, the biggest memory will be having sex in their hotel room . . . some for the first time. Here's more from WCSH:
Eight students at Mid-Carolina Middle School have been suspended for the rest of the school year, after district officials say they had sex while on a school sponsored field trip.
District officials say it happened in April, when the students, all aged 13 to 14 years old, snuck out of their hotel rooms the last night of the annual eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. and into other students' rooms to have sex. Officials say four boys and four girls were involved. School personnel found out about the incident last week when another student at the school told their parents about what happened and that parent reported it to the district.
District officials say there was an adequate number of chaperones on the trip: 20 for 70 students. The group of chaperones was made up of teachers, parents, district employees, and community volunteers.
Gray says a problem presented during check-in at the hotel made it harder for chaperones to monitor what went on during the night. Not all the students had an adult in the room with them as planned. The rooms were not close together, either, but were spread throughout ten floors; what appears to be a mix-up with the reservations. Gray says this is the only time in the history of the trip that they've found students having sex.