WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook school officials held a public forum Monday night to address possible changes to the student code of conduct policy as it relates to underage drinking.
Last October, 30 student athletes were suspended for underage drinking. Several of those suspensions were lifted, and the students were able to play in a playoff football game.
An outside investigation and report released last month found there were several factors that influenced the controversy, including unclear language in the student code of conduct policy that led to gray areas and room for interpretation.
The report also took issue with the conduct of parents, school board members, and other members of the administration.
It suggested parents were pressuring school officials, and those officials were deflecting responsibility.
Principal Jon Ross said the process to recommend policy changes has already started.