RUMFORD – Some of Mountain Valley High School’s top graduates were among the 25 summoned by Maine State Police early Wednesday morning for underage drinking at a party at Bunker Pond in Roxbury.

Nineteen of the 25 who were summoned were 18 years old; their names were released by Trooper Jason Wing on Saturday. All but one of the 18-year-olds were in the high school’s graduating class, according to Wing.

There was no mention of the police raid or the charges at Mountain Valley’s graduation.

“We didn’t do anything to the graduates (involved) because the event happened off school grounds,” said Principal Matt Gilbert. “This is just a great class and that shouldn’t detract from any of their accomplishments.”

Among those receiving summons for consumption of alcohol by a minor were Stephanie Beadle of Roxbury, class valedictorian; Kristen Blais of Rumford, class treasurer and one of the top 10 graduates; Miranda Brackett of Rumford, a top 10 graduate; Christopher Glynn of Rumford, the class vice president; and Joel Sweetser of Rumford, a member of the student council.

Ryan Cormier of Rumford, also a member of the student council, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in addition to the summons.

Other 18-year-old graduates receiving summons were Curtis Bolduc of Mexico, Joseph Bruns of Rumford, Torrey Burgess Jr. of Mexico, Aaron Cote of Rumford, Brian Germain of Rumford, Emily Hornsby of Mexico, Samuel Hotham of Mexico, Kristen Hutchins of Rumford, Tonya LaCroix of Peru, Jennaca Melo of Rumford, Oliver Perry of Rumford and Kristen Touchette of Mexico.

The other 18-year-old who was summoned was John McCaffrey, an underclassman. Principal Gilbert said McCaffrey would be sanctioned only if a club or organization to which he belonged required him to sign a release promising not to commit criminal activity.

Six juvenile summons were issued in addition to the 19 criminal summons, but the recipients were under the age of 18 and state police were not obligated to release their names.


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