Underage drinking on the rise? Class 9 girl suspended for drinking liquor in school

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Puducherry, Feb 21: In what could be another example of underage drinking on the rise in the country, a class 9 girl was dismissed for reportedly consuming alcohol in the classroom.

The girl studying in a government secondary school in Puducherry reportedly brought soft drink mixed with alcohol.

Class 9 girl dismissed for drinking

The school management has summoned the parents of the girl and 3 other students for consuming alcohol.

As per a TOI report, the directorate sources said a teacher of Kadirkamam government higher secondary school found a Class 9 girl behaving oddly in the classroom.

The teacher made inquiries with her and her classmates and on inspecting her schoolbag he found a bottle of soft drink mixed with alcohol.

The teacher, upon enquiring further, found out that the girl offered the same to three of her friends, who consumed it without realizing that it contained alcohol.

The teacher reported the matter to the principal, who summoned the girl's parents.

The school issued transfer certificate to the girl for her indisciplined behaviour and warned the others of similar action.

According to a survey conducted by the Assocham Social Development Foundation, in 2015, backs the spurt in underage drinking.

The findings of the survey suggested, youngsters start drinking as early as at the age of 14 when they are in middle school.

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