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NLS holds special meeting to address underage drinking concerns

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School Board intends to step efforts to address underage drinking following a special meeting today to discuss community concerns.

Some observers claim there is a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use in the school district's communities.

School officials say it's an issue they intend to take seriously.

"It's something that we need to deal with for our students, for our community. ... To ignore this would be absolutely wrong," Robert Moller, chairman of the NLS School Board, said today.

The issue was thrust into the open during a special meeting Monday afternoon of the School Board, during which the New London-Spicer Ministerial Association made a formal plea to address underage drinking. The ministers' group also sent a letter to the School Board and the superintendent.

The trigger for the Ministerial Association's letter, which was sent to the School Board earlier this month, was a post-game party after NLS won the Class AAA state football title in November.

Read more on this story in Tuesday in the West Central Tribune.

Anne Polta

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