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Student brings alcohol to elementary school

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Yorkshire Elementary School officials are crediting students for identifying a student who brought alcohol to a classroom last week.

Prince William County School officials say that an unidentified child brought an alcoholic beverage in a water bottle and shared it with fellow students. A teacher confiscated the drink after another student alerted officials.

Oscar Vasquez’s reaction to the revelation a student brought alcohol to Yorkshire Elementary is universal for parents in Manassas.

“I didn't even hear about alcohol until the end of middle school,” he said.

Rebecca Givens was equally stunned.

“I'm definitely shocked that it's a 10-year-old,” she said. “Why would a ten year old have alcohol?”

Yorkshire principal Damon Cerrone said in a letter to parents that the incident was handled properly, thanks in part to the students who reported the alcohol.

No criminal charges have been filed.

Keith Imon, spokesman for Prince William County School, said the students at fault in the case will be evaluated and the situation investigated.

“Those students will have to be accountable to the code of behavior,” he said.

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