- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - Sixteen members of a Massachusetts high school girls’ soccer team have been suspended after social media posts showed them with a bottle of vodka at the home of a local police chief.

Administrators at Pentucket Regional High School in West Newbury investigated after getting an anonymous tip. The superintendent says the girls have been suspended for four games for an alleged violation of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s chemical health policy.

The girls gathered at the Groveland home of Boxford police Chief James Riter Saturday night.

Riter tells WBZ-TV he has daughters on the team and he thought he and his wife were properly monitoring the sleepover. He says he takes ownership of the incident and the girls must accept the consequences.

Pentucket draws students from Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury.

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