The appeal filed by three Severna Park High varsity lacrosse players who were kicked off the team after attending a house party was denied by school principal Patrick Bathras on Friday.
Bathras responded in support of varsity lacrosse coach Larry Kramer’s decision to dismiss the three teens from the lacrosse team, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokeswoman Maneka Monk.
Lacrosse players Logan Swartz, Sam Mayer and Cole Duncan—along with 19 other teens—received underage drinking citations from police at a house party on March 23. Two weeks after the party, the three lacrosse players were dismissed from the varsity team for detrimental behavior.
Student-athletes in Anne Arundel County agree to a code of conduct when they join teams and any violations of that conduct are subject to penalty.
The underage drinking charges were later dropped against the three players by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, according to their parents.
Monk said the appeal filed with the school was a level one complaint and the teens can now appeal to the regional superintendent. Cole Duncan’s father, Jim Duncan, said he plans to file a second appeal.
The regular lacrosse season for Severna Park ended Friday.
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