District officials say the Ridgewood High School Class of 2015 will see changes in its Project Graduation all-night gala, thanks to eight kids who were cited for underage drinking at the event this year, NorthJersey.com reported.
According to the report, cops removed the recent grads from the overnight party, releasing seven to their parents and sending one to Valley Hospital.
Superintendent Daniel Fishbein said he will ask the police to charge the new graduates, who can no longer receive punishment in school, the report said. The students are all 18-years-old, the report said.
Immediately after the school's June 24 graduation ceremony, students were taken by bus to a dinner/dance. After that, they were then given time to change out of their white dresses and tuxes before arriving at Ben Franklin Middle School on their own for Project Graduation, the report said.
Next year, Fishbein told NorthJersey.com grads will be taken directly from the dance to the all-night party and allowed to change there, reducing the possibility of the teens acquiring alcohol between the two events.