For the first time in years, administrators at Huron Schools are seeing a few graduating students show up at school drunk or high.
"Every so often, toward the end of the school year, you'll have some seniors who decide to make poor decisions," Huron Schools superintendent Fred Fox said. "With the activities winding down for the year, some of them just seem like they can't wait."
About two weeks ago, a 17-year-old boy was called to the high school office at about 8:10 a.m. to explain the previous day's unexcused absence.
When a school employee noticed the teen smelled like alcohol, the boy denied he'd been drinking.
"I'll even take a breath test," he told school officials, according to a Huron police report.
Police showed up and conducted a breathalyzer test, which indicated the boy had indeed been drinking. He was charged with juvenile delinquency by reason of underage consumption.
About an hour later, school employees grew suspicious when a 16-year-old boy appeared ill.
Administrators called the teen's probation officer, who tested him for drugs. The test showed the boy had used marijuana, so he was taken to a detention facility.
This past week, Huron police arrested an 18-year-old girl and charged her for underage consumption.